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Ithaca mayor to lobby DOJ for cop funding

Ithaca mayor to lobby DOJ for cop funding

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will head to Washington this week to try and get the city more police officers.

Myrick and new police chief John Barber say they want funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program.

Myrick says the officers would focus on particular areas to free up resources.

“If we can have more officers keeping partying in check with the colleges, keeping the colleges safe, keeping the campuses (middle schools and Ithaca High School) safe, then we can direct our resources toward areas where we know there’s been violence and there’s been drug dealing,” Myrick said.

Myrick says the city is pushing for federal funding for three officers for a span of three years. After that, the city would need to pick up the tab for the officers, or eliminate the positions.

 

 

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