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Virginia has received federal grants to hire veterans as police officers
On Monday, the White House announce that three Virginia law enforcement agencies are to receive federal grants to hire 10 recent military veterans as police officers and sheriff's deputies.
Three Virginia departments have received grants totaling more than $1 million.
The initiative would help fulfill the promise President Obama made in his State of the Union address to help unemployed veterans get back to work in first-responder jobs and other positions that emphasize skills developed in the military.
Three Virginia departments have received grants totaling more than $1 million: Chesapeake Police Department, got $536,119 to fund five officers; Hopewell Bureau of Police got $248,382 for two officers; and Page County Sheriff's Department got $330,891 for three deputies.
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