4 Maine police agencies to split $625,000 in federal funds

Posted June 26, 2012, at 11:20 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Four Maine police departments will be receiving a total of $625,000 in federal grants for community policing.

Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced the awards on Monday. The grants will cover 75 percent of salary and benefits for entry-level police officers hired under the program.

The senators said the York police department will receive $250,000, while departments in Cumberland, Madison and Yarmouth will each get $125,000.