RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office is receiving over $600,000 in additional funding in a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The 2020 Community Oriented Policing Service Hiring Program provides the county $625,000 in federal funds over a three-year period. The county is required to provide a cash match of $514,699.
Sandoval County Division of Finance Director Cassandra Herrera was able to work the matching funds into the budget by getting credit for buying equipment for the sheriff’s office, using gross receipts taxes. An unexpected amount of about $400,000 from gross receipts taxes went toward the equipment said, Republican Chairman Dave Heil, District 4.
The county may use the COPS Hiring Program to: