Richland County, SC (WLTX) -Richland County is one of several areas in the state receiving federal funds to hire more law enforcement officers.

The grants are part of a Department of Justice program called "COPS."

Richland County will get $500,000, as will Charleston. Spartanburg will get $1 million.

More than $125 million is being awarded nationally.Much of that money will fund new school resource officer positions.

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