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Grant helps Grand Forks, West Fargo hire police

GRAND FORKS -- The Grand Forks Police Department will add four officers to its ranks with funding from the federal government after receiving a $500,000 grant Monday.

GRAND FORKS -- The Grand Forks Police Department will add four officers to its ranks with funding from the federal government after receiving a $500,000 grant Monday.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced $625,000 worth of funding in the form of two Department of Justice grants to hire additional officers in North Dakota, with the lion’s share going to Grand Forks. The West Fargo Police Department will receive the remaining $125,000 to hire one officer.

The grant will bring the total of sworn Grand Forks officers to 88, Chief Mark Nelson said.

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