$395K in Community Policing Grants headed to El Paso, Socorro

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SAN ANTONIO – Senator John Cornyn announced Wednesday that the Cities of El Paso and Socorro were awarded federal grants totaling $395,500 to encourage and improve community policing efforts.

“Making sure our communities are safe is of critical importance, and one of the best ways we can do that is by ensuring our law enforcement officers are working hand-in-glove with community policing efforts,” said Sen. Cornyn.

“I applaud this announcement and will continue to do everything I can to keep Texans in the El Paso area safe.”

The funding comes through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) as part of the Community Policing Development (CPD) program.

RecipientProject DescriptionAward Amount


City of El Paso


Crisis Intervention Teams – Implementation of CIT


$191,500


City of Socorro



Crisis Intervention Teams – Implementation of CIT


$204,000
TOTAL $395,500

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