The streets of New Jersey are about to become a bit safer with the help of more than $5 million in federal grants targeted at enhancing public safety.

The money comes from the Community Oriented Policing Services program, which is providing more than $18 million overall to agencies across the country...

...Forty-six police officers will be hired in total across the state, according to New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez.

“These grants will help protect our communities and keep our residents safe,” said Menendez. “The fact is we know that budgets are tight, choices are difficult, but public safety is our bedrock responsibility, and it is the responsibility of government leaders to provide it. We can’t let Republicans continue to put vital public safety grants at risk over political brinkmanship.”

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