New Tulsa Police Department Federal COP Grant Under Review

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 6:57 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News On 6

TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The Tulsa Police Department was awarded another federal grant Thursday.

The $4.5 million grant will pay the salaries of officers currently on the streets. In the city of Tulsa, the money will pay for 23 officers for three years.

The "COPS" grant, as it is called, comes from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett said city officials will review the conditions and requirements of the grant with officials from the Tulsa Police Department before making a final decision.

"We need to make decisions based on the best interest of the city and take into consideration the current state of our financial situation," Bartlett said. "We'll be reviewing the terms with Chief Jordan and the Council."

The city of Sand Springs also was awarded a COPS grant, for $338,000.