Phoenix, AZ — The National Guard is on the move across the U.S., with Phoenix Police Chief Mark West adding the city’s first new police department to the list of cities receiving funding for new police units since the start of the year.
In a letter to local law enforcement, West said the Phoenix Police Department will receive $2,621,931 to improve its operations and technology capabilities as part of the citys $1.2 billion budget, including $1 million to purchase and deploy an additional police unit to assist in its investigation and response to criminal activity.
Phoenix Police Chief West speaks during a news conference announcing the new $1 billion police department budget at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona on March 8, 2018.
A new police unit will help Phoenix police investigate and respond to criminal and civil cases.
Phoenix police chief Mark West says the department will be using $2 million in new funds to help it investigate and arrest more cases of alleged sexual assault.
A police officer patrols outside a courthouse in Phoenix on January 30, 2019.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat, has said the new funding would help Phoenix to hire new officers and provide training to more officers.
A Phoenix Police Officer attends a news briefing in the city of Phoenix, Ariz., on March 17, 2018 in Phoenix.
The new funds are expected to come from a $500 million allocation from the U:Fund, which was approved by President Donald Trump last month.
The money would help provide $2 billion for police departments across the country.
“This funding will also provide additional support for our city’s police department, including the purchase of additional body cameras, training for our officers, and more to make Phoenix safer for all citizens,” West said.
“We are committed to improving Phoenix’s ability to effectively serve our community, and we are committed that the new funds will help make our city safer.”
Phoenix Police Department (Phoenix) officers carry out training exercises at a training facility on April 12, 2018, in Phoenix Arizona.
Phoenix is the first city in the country to receive the funding.
The funding will be used for training and equipment upgrades to enhance the Phoenix police department.
The city has received more than $8.5 million in funding to purchase new equipment.
The Phoenix Police department is the largest in the U of A’s Metropolitan Police Department.
The department has a force of 1,800 officers and 400 troopers.
The funds come as Phoenix, a city with a population of just over 3 million, grapples with the fallout from sexual assaults and robberies.
In February, police arrested two men on suspicion of raping a woman in her home, which led to the city being declared a sex offender.
A woman was raped and robbed in a nearby apartment in April.
Police were also caught on video robbing a man in his apartment and beating him with a baton in a Walmart parking lot.
On Friday, a judge ordered the city to pay $3.8 million to a woman who said she was raped at a gas station in January.
The federal funding is meant to be used to hire more police officers, improve the city`s police department and support the creation of a new sexual assault crisis center.
The city has a large number of sexual assault victims who have been harassed, assaulted or raped by other officers.
The fund is being used for “training, equipment upgrades, training and support to assist Phoenix police with their investigations, investigations, and investigations to identify and arrest perpetrators and help victims recover,” the letter reads.
The letter was sent to all law enforcement agencies in the United States, which have received about $3 billion in federal grants.