Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces COPS Hiring Program Grant Award for the City of Hobart

Oct 6, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Visclosky announced today that the City of Hobart has received a grant award under the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program.

The COPS Hiring Program provides funding directly to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies for the hiring and rehiring of entry-level career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.  The City of Hobart will receive funding for one officer with a focus of addressing drug abuse issues. 

Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I applaud the City of Hobart for successfully seeking out and obtaining this COPS grant award.  Every single officer in the force helps to keep our communities safe and secure, and I am pleased that Hobart will be able to utilize the resources of the valuable federal program.”

City of Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor stated, “We want to thank Congressman Visclosky and his staff for their assistance in securing this grant.  The City of Hobart believes that the surest way to build bridges to the community is by getting officers out on the street.  The COPS Hiring Program helps us insure that the Hobart Police Department has the officers available when our citizens need support.”

For additional information on the COPS Hiring Grant Program, click here