SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Sioux Falls Police Department is getting funding for three new officers.
The department applied for a $375,000-grant to be used over three years from Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and was recently approved.
The three are an addition to the four officers the Sioux Falls City Council approved in its 2018 budget, giving the department a total of seven new officers next year.
The department said that once these new positions are filled, 46 positions will have been added since 2010.
“The Sioux Falls Police Department has been fortunate to receive funding for several officers through the COPS grant over the years,” Police Chief Matt Burns said in a press release. “Adding additional officers through both the budget and this grant will allow us to better respond to the increase in police calls over the last few years and work in even broader ways to engage our community.”
The Sioux Falls Police Department has received funding for 15 officers through the COPS grant over the past six years.