Police Re-Hire Ok

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced his office received authorization from the Bureau of Justice Assitance to use $3 million of a Justice Assistance Grant to rehire 35 police officers for 17 months.

Confirmation was received in a 4:42 p.m. email from Carol Poole, acting deputy director for programs for the Bureau. Details of the call back will be arranged next week.

Bartlett credited Congressman John Sullivan for expediting the process after a week when most Washington D.C. officials were out of the office during the blizzard, delaying communication on the grant.

"I just spoke with Chief Jordan and we are both very pleased to be able to get the process started to rehire 35 officers to our fine police department," Bartlett said. "I appreciate every effort Congressman Sullivan and his staff made to assist with this grant."