Fayetteville police benefit from stimulus

Posted August 5, 2009 4:06 p.m. EDT

— enough to hire and train 17 new officers, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The money comes from a stimulus grant, the federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program.

Fifty police departments across the state got grants last week to be used to bolster forces and counter recession-related staff reductions.

The new hires will bring the number of Fayetteville officers to 380.