The Battle Ground Police Department has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The grant will fund a school resource officer position with a focus on building trust and respect, and drug and alcohol education, prevention and intervention.
“This is great news for youth and families in Battle Ground,” said Mayor Adrian Cortes, “With this funding the police department will be able to reach even more students who benefit from its outstanding school resource officer program.”
The award announcement came from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services earlier this week. The Battle Ground Police Department is one of only twelve departments within Washington State to have submitted a successful application and receive the grant award, and one of 596 nationwide.