Four cities in the Sunflower State have received funds from the federal government to hire police officers.
It’s part of a program Uncle Sam has run since 1994.
The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.
In Kansas, the four cities receiving funds were:
Frontenac, receiving almost $113,000; Junction City, getting just under $125,000; Olathe, receiving $250,000; and Rose Hill, also getting $250,000.
The funds will allow Frontenac and Junction City to each hire one extra officer, while Olathe and Rose Hill will each be hiring a pair of new officers.