$8.5-million grant to pay for 25 additional L.A. County deputies
The deputies will patrol unincorporated areas, targeting burglaries, assaults, graffiti, substance abuse and traffic, sheriff's officials said in a statement.
The city of Maywood was awarded $428,000 for a deputy over three years and Norwalk $811,000 for two deputies over three years.
The grants were from the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which awarded more than $243 million to 238 law enforcement agencies nationwide.
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies confront a man near the entrance to the County USC Medical Center emergency room. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times