Fayetteville police benefit from stimulus

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — 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.

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