The Glendora City Council voted to accept $100,000 in state funding for the city's Police Department.
The Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund will fully pay for a civilian position (information systems analyst) within the Glendora Police Department that would otherwise be staffed by a sworn officer. With the funding in place, that sworn officer can perform policing duties throughout the city.
The Glendora Police Department has accepted this funding since the year 2000 and allows the dept. to pay for the civilian position without depleting the city's General Fund, said Captain Tim Staab of the Glendora Police Department.
In 1996 the state Legislature passed and the governor signed AB 3229. Known as the COPS Act, the law allocates $100 million to be distributed to counties and cities with the goal of keeping more officers on the street.