The North Las Vegas Police Department is receiving grant money for 14 law enforcement jobs, Sen. Harry Reid's office announced Monday.
The $1.75 million grant is funded through the federal Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.
In the announcement, it stated that the grant is for either preserving or creating jobs.
"This grant gives the North Las Vegas Police Department a shot in the arm," Reid said in a statement. "(The) funds will create jobs and improve public safety in North Las Vegas, and I am pleased that Nevadans living in the community will be better protected by a strong law enforcement agency."
The grants provide 75 percent of funding for entry-level salaries and benefits for three years of newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions or to rehire officers who had been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off, according to the federal office.