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$8.5-million grant to pay for 25 additional L.A. County deputies

October 6, 2011 |  8:20 am

Photo: LA County Sheriff deputies confront a man near the entrance to LA County USC Medical Center emergency room. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will hire 25 additional deputies thanks to an $8.5-million grant awarded this week by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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.

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-- Sam Quinones

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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

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