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Stimulus dollars at work in APD

Officer Shelton Brown, Albany Police Department. Officer Shelton Brown, Albany Police Department.

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Stimulus dollars are at work protecting people in Albany and creating jobs.

The state ranks 10th in jobs created by stimulus money, but that ranking is expected to drop by the end of the year.

Some of the jobs created by the stimulus this year are in the Albany Police Department.

They've been able to hire nine officers thanks to a $1.3 million grant.

A new report says in the second half of this year about 17.2 percent, or 19,124 jobs will be created Georgia through the recovery act.

"I think it's great, anything we can do to keep people working is always beneficial, and public safety is a great area to start," said Officer Shelton Brown, Albany Police Department.

So far, Georgia has received 2.5 billion of the more than $6 billion dollars which has been allocated to the state through the Recovery Act.

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