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The Department of Justice awards the Town of Lakeview a $375,000 grant

The Department of Justice awards the Town of Lakeview a $375,000 grant

Contact: Town of Lakeview          
Michele Parry, Town Manager
Phone: (541) 947-2020

Lakeview, Oregon, October 26, 2022 – The Town of Lakeview is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $375,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). This is a competitive award program intended to reduce crime and advance public safety. This vital funding will directly pay for a full-time School Resource Officer as well as the hiring of a new or rehired full-time deputy. The Town currently funds five full-time police officers through a partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

The COPS Office is the federal component of the Department of Justice responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. The only Department of Justice agency with policing in its name, the COPS Office was established in 1994 and has been the cornerstone of the nation’s crime-fighting strategy with grants, a variety of knowledge resource products, and training and technical assistance. Through the years, the COPS Office has become the go-to organization for law enforcement agencies across the country and continues to listen to the field and provide the resources that are needed to reduce crime and build trust between law enforcement and the communities served.

Town of Lakeview (“Town”) Town is home to approximately 2,300 persons and is in Lake County, Oregon. The Town is managed by a Town Manager. The Town Manager oversees the public works department, fire department, 9-1-1 dispatch, and town hall administration. The public works department oversees the Town’s municipal utilities (water and wastewater) and transportation system (streets). The public works crew operates and maintains the public facilities and utilities that are provided by Town. Town Council meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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