The grant is to payÂ for three years’ worth of salaries, benefits,Â and expenses with the requirement that the city pay for a fourth year.Â It’s a lifeline for Dallas, which is struggling to pay for 200 officers while suffering a $190 million budget deficit.Â But not only Dallas. Arlington will get $6 million for 31 officers. Addison gets $713,000 for 3 officers. Lancaster gets $639,000 for 3 officers. Hutchins gets $131, 000 for 1 officer.
All in all, Texas receives $37 million for 196 police officers. Unless, of course, Rick Perry decides to grandstand against the federal government, like he did with unemployment benefits.Â Anyone want to place the odds of Rick Perry announcing he’s against more police?(H/t BOR.)