Elyria Granted 2.7 Million for Police Department


ELYRIA - The City of Elyria announced today they had been granted $2.7 million for their police department from the Violent Crime Reduction Act. Elyria City Officials say the $2.7 million will hire 12 new officers whose sole focus will be preventing violent crime.

The funding will also offer sign-on and retention bonuses and new digital forensics and crime scene unit equipment.

Police Chief William Pelko said about the funding, “We are actively recruiting police candidates now, and this grant will be a huge help. These officers will strengthen our manpower on the road to combat violent crime in our city.”

Mayor Frank Whitfield agrees with Police Chief William Pelko, saying, “This is a huge win for the city of Elyria in our pursuit to combat and prevent violent crime. These resources help us retain and increase our capacity in terms of manpower and technology. This grant will go a long way in doing just that, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The City of Elyria says entry-level testing will begin in early January. Interested candidates should visit www.cityofelyria.org/department/police for the latest on available positions.

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