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.