Aberdeen streets are going to be a little safer after last night’s Aberdeen City Council meeting. Police Chief Bob Torgerson swore in Officer Jessica Mahon at Tuesday’s meeting and introduced her to the council.

 Also at Tuesday’s meeting the city council accepted a grant to put 2 more officers on the streets. The COPS grant will fund two patrol officers’ positions for 3 years. The total amount from the grant is just under $583,000 to be split between the positions over the 3 years including fringe benefits and yearly raises.

 The council also accepted a $15,000 grant from the Tamaki Foundation for the annual maintenance of K9 dog Nitro for 2011.



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