North Salt Lake to get gang-oriented officer

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NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) -- North Salt Lake is getting federal stimulus money for gang enforcement and education.

City officials say the $175,000 grant will cover the salary and benefits of an officer for two years plus a vehicle and equipment.

The officer, expected to be hired early next year, will work with Davis County's metro gang unit and will as a resource officer for two elementary schools.

North Salt Lake Mayor Shanna Schaefermeyer says the city has seen increasing evidence of gangs, including graffiti affiliated with eight different groups.

The city's police force currently has 16 officers.


Information from: Deseret News

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