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Bethel City Council Funds BRHS School Police Officer Position

Bethel Regional High School on March 16, 2020.
Katie Basile

Bethel City Council unanimously voted to fund three very different projects during their Sept. 28 meeting. The first will allocate more than $700,000 to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center for emergency repairs.


The second has created a new school police officer position within the Bethel Police Department using more than $100,000. The city created the school officer position so it can apply for a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant will help the city fund its police department. The officer will be stationed at Bethel Regional High School. The position will be funded in part by the COPS grant and by the Lower Kuskokwim School District.


Bethel City Council also unanimously approved a recommendation from the city's Community Action Grant Committee to award $25,000 to Bethel Community Services Foundation. The funding will begin to develop 20 housing units to be added on to Bethel Winter House.


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