Federal grant prevents layoffs of 5 officers

July 5, 2010 11:27:36 PM PDT
The Fairfield Police Department will receive a symbolic $1.55 million federal stimulus fund check Tuesday morning that will prevent the layoffs of five police officers.

Congressman John Garamendi will present the check to the Mayor Harry Price in front of Fairfield City Hall, 1000 Webster St. at 7:45 a.m.

Fairfield applied in June for the Community Oriented Police Services grant under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program.

The grant is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.