A police department is getting a grant that will help every division. The Community Oriented Policing Services program announced that the Anniston Police Department will receive a $500 grant. Chief Shane Denham says this is a big deal and will have an impact in each division.
The grant will fund salaries for four officers for three years. When the department applied for the grant they were looking for ways to increase their manpower. The chief says that with more men on a shift, the department can spread the call volume out more and should ease the burden.