The COPS Office is pleased to announce the awarding of 266 FY 2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grants for approximately $127 million.
In FY 2013, the COPS Office focused on three priority areas for additional consideration:
Applicants who requested officer positions in order to deploy school resource officers (SROs) received additional consideration for FY 2013 CHP funding. Grantees will be required to submit contact information for each school partner, where they intend to deploy the SROs, and to provide a Memorandum of Understanding between the CHP grantee and the school partner. 144 agencies received funding for a total of 370 school resource officer positions. 2013 SRO Grantees
To access specific resources about school safety and the role of law enforcement in a school setting, please visit our Supporting Safe Schools page.
Under FY 2013 CHP, new hire officer positions are not required to be military veterans, as under FY 2012 CHP. However, as the COPS Office supports the Attorney General's commitment to hiring military veterans whenever possible, applicants who committed to hiring or rehiring at least one military veteran under CHP received additional consideration for FY 2013 CHP funding. As in FY 2012, a military veteran hire must have served on active duty for a period of at least 180 days, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001. 152 agencies received funding to hire or rehire at least one military veteran using CHP funding, for a total of 336 veterans.
To access specific resources to recruit and hire military veterans, please visit our Vets to Cops page.
The COPS Office supports the Attorney General's priority goal of reducing violent crime, especially if gun related. Applicants who chose “Homicide” or “Gun Violence” as a problem area in their 2013 CHP application received additional consideration for CHP funding. These grantees are required to continue to address their problem area throughout the life of the grant. 48 agencies selected either “Homicide” or “Gun Violence” as their jurisdiction's problem area, and received funding to hire 319 officers to address these problems.
|Department of Justice Awards Hiring Grants for Law Enforcement and School Safety|
|COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Award Selection Methodology|
|2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Applicant Rankings|
|Quick Facts about the COPS Hiring Program|
|2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Announcement by State|
|2013 CHP Grant Owner's Manual|
|2013 CHP Grant Award Package|
|2013 CHP Award List|
|2013 CHP Post-Award Fact Sheet|
|2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Veteran Resources|
|COPS Hiring Modification FAQs|
|COPS Hiring Modification Form|
|2013 Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool (CP-SAT)|