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Minnesota Agencies Awarded new Recruitment Grant Funding

Map of law enforcement agencies receiving grant funding.

OJP has distributed new grant funding for 35 law enforcement agencies across the state who are currently experiencing staffing challenges. The Intensive Comprehensive Peace Officer Education and Training (ICPOET) Grant Program​ aims to help Minnesota agencies with hiring as recruiting and retention has become a serious problem in recent years.

The agencies receiving this funding will sponsor 50 candidates with two- and four-year degrees who want to make a career transition into law enforcement. OJP has approved $2.5 million in grant funding for this first cohort. Fifty thousand dollars is available for each candidate. The funding covers their salary as well as the cost of education.

Learn more about the agencies that were awarded ICPOET Grant Funding​

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