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November 26, 2014

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Federal grant to save 16 police officers’ jobs in North Las Vegas

The North Las Vegas City Council unanimously accepted a grant Wednesday night that will allow the city’s police department to rehire 16 police officers scheduled to be laid off Dec. 31.

The grant, from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, is for $5.3 million. Because the federal money is intended to add police officers to the force, not save them from cuts, the city will have to lay off the officers and rehire them.

The city announced a proposal Oct. 20 to cut 251 full-time positions, 27 of them police officer positions. The reason: This fiscal year — July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011 — the city must reduce its budget by about $10 million.

Before June 30, 2012, the city will have to cut about $35.1 million from its budget to keep it balanced.

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  1. That's fraud I know someone will say no it's a loop hole but the end result is still deception!

    Suppose a person picks up silver silverware from a hotel and tosses it in the garbage and later retrieves it and says look what I found lucky me.

    Would that be prosecuted in the courts?

    This is the very reason we should not have tax incentives for business that hire because they don't really hire new employee's they simply reclassify them and take the credit or in this instance the money.

  2. waste of money