September 10, 2003
Congressman Adam Smith (D-Tacoma) is pleased to announce today a recent law enforcement grant for the Nisqually Indian Tribe. The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced a grant to the Nisqually Indian Tribe of $495,187 to cover the salary, benefits and training of new community policing officers and also includes funds for basic equipment and crime fighting technology systems.
“This grant is good news for the members of the Nisqually Indian Tribe,” Smith said. “Since 1975, COPS has provided more than $270 million to Native-American law enforcement agencies to purchase equipment, receive training and hire 1,813 officers. I am pleased that the people of Washington State are the recipients of some of this funding and that it will enable the Nisqually Indian tribe to enhance the safety of their community.”