Grant: $270,864 - Department of Justice - Jul. 1, 2009
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Award Description: The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
Project Description: The Oroville California Police Department received an award notification for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program Grant Award on July 28, 2009 in the amount of $270,864.00. A Staff Report was placed on the Oroville City Council agenda for August 18, 2009, seeking authorization to accept the award. The City Council authorized acceptance of the award and the required documents were signed by the Mayor and the Chief of Police on August 19, 2009. The City of Oroville Human Resources Department began the recruiting process to fill the full-time police officer position at the end of August, 2009. The position was advertised on the City?s website; ads were placed in local newspapers, on the Police Officers Research Association of California website and the California Employment Development Department website. Twenty applications were received and reviewed. Interviews with 19 applicants were held on September 28 and 29, 2009. On September 30, 2009, the Human Resource department established a list of potential candidates for the full-time Police Officer position funded by the CHRP grant. The next steps to complete the hiring process will include additional interviews with the top five candidates, who will be asked to complete detailed Personal History Statements. Once those Personal History Statements are received by the Lieutenant in charge of the recruitment, the Statements will be forwarded to the Chief of Police for review. Thereafter, an extensive background investigation will be commenced on the top candidate. If the background investigation reveals no disqualifying details, an offer of employment will be made conditioned on the candidate passing medical and psychological evaluations. It is anticipated the hiring process will be completed no later than January 30, 2010.
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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