October 4, 2011 > Santa Clara County receives COPS grant
Santa Clara County receives COPS grant
Submitted By Mike Donohoe
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese announced that the County of Santa Clara Office of the Sheriff will receive $499,250 in Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) grant funding from the United States Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Office.
Supervisor Cortese, who declared 2011 the "Year of the Child" in Santa Clara County, stated, "Every child deserves a safe and secure childhood." The COPS CSPP grant provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to establish and/or enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters and to enhance state sex offender registration laws.