The language barrier makes it difficult for officers to serve the city's large Hispanic population. A federal grant could help.
By April Wright, Reporter
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm
The City of Galax is seeking a grant to hire a bilingual police officer to better serve the Hispanic population in Galax.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) awards grants to economically disadvantaged communities.
If awarded, the COPS grant would fund the position for three years at a total of $135,993 for salary and benefits. This is an entry-level position that would also pay to put a candidate through the police academy.
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