Corry Misses Out on Federally Funded Officer


The city of Corry will not be getting an additional police officer this year courtesy of stimulus money form Uncle Sam.

Corry’s request to secure one federally funded police officer through the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Recovery Program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was not approved — for this year, at least.

The list of cities that were approved to hire officers with CHRP grants for the next three years at no cost to taxpayers was released Tuesday.

Corry is not on that government list that has committed $1 billion in federal stimulus funds to hire new officers.

City Administrator Gerry Dahl was notified via e-mail Tuesday that Corry’s request had not passed muster.

“Our application was not denied,” Dahl said. “We were told that our application would remain on file, which indicated that we would be considered in fiscal year 2010 if money becomes available.”

See the Journal's Wednesday, July 29th edition for full story.

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