At the end of last week, a Southwest Florida congressman announced that the Cape Coral police department will be getting funds from the federal government.
On Friday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., said the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is sending $500,000 to the Cape Coral police department. The funds come from DOJ’s Operation Relentless Pursuit initiative.
“The $500,000 provided by the U.S. Department of Justice will allow for the hiring and training of several additional officers by our Cape Coral police department to aid their continued work of keeping our community safe. As we navigate through these uncertain times, providing our local police forces with the resources they need will allow for a greater sense of security and community moving forward. Cape Coral has consistently been ranked one of the safest cities in America with populations of over 100,000. This grant will help ensure that safety continues,” Rooney said on Friday.
“Our way of life would not be possible if not for the bravery and courage of American law enforcement. Southwest Florida’s police officers work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our families and citizens. I am thankful for all that they do for us,” Rooney added.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Rooney is not running for reelection this year.
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