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ACSC Police Dept. Wins Major Grant

The Avon Schools Police Department has won a $500,000 grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) as part of the national School Violence Prevention Program.

This excerpt from the award letter describes the mission of the COPS Office.

On behalf of the Attorney General of the United States, Merrick B. Garland, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), it is my pleasure to inform you that we have approved your proposal for the FY2022 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) in the amount of $500,000. The COPS Office recognizes and appreciates your commitment to this very important initiative.

At the COPS Office, our mission is advancing community policing nationwide. We prioritize this by supporting state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies as they carry out their vital public safety missions. The project you will implement with these award funds contributes to the mission of the COPS Office and the greater goal of reducing crime and building trust between law enforcement and communities served. The team at the COPS Office looks forward to supporting you as you implement this important work.

Congratulations to the Avon Schools Police Department for winning this grant and thank you for all you do to keep our schools safe!


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