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Salem police to welcome new officer to watch over elderly

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Nov. 18—SALEM, N.H. — The police department can hire a new officer thanks to a highly sought federal contribution of $125,000.

The justice department on Thursday awarded a total of $139 million for nationwide law enforcement hiring and to advance community policing.

The awards provide direct funding to 183 agencies across the country, allowing a collective 1,066 full-time law enforcement professionals to be hired.

Salem is one of three New Hampshire towns included. The others are Epping, given $125,000 to hire one officer, and Groveton, a municipality bordering northern Vermont that will hire two officers with $250,000.

Salem police Chief Joel Dolan said his department has applied for this particular funding several times in recent years but was denied.

“It’s a very competitive process,” Dolan explained. “New Hampshire has normally only received (up to) four awards, and there are typically 16 to 18 towns that apply.”

This time around,…

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