TROY, N.Y. - During a press conference on Friday, several officials came together to announce the federal grants that will help improve the safety of Troy schools.
The United States Attorney from the Northern District of New York, the Mayor of Troy, Police Chief and Police Commissioner along with the District Attorney from Rensselaer County announced the two grants, one of which is for $375,000.
The first grant will be used to hire three school resource officers, who are officers that are based in schools, focused on security and crime prevention.
The second grant, just under $8,000, will be used to start a Troy Peer Court. This would be an alternative to the traditional Juvenile Court System. It targets those between the ages of 11 and 17, dealing with first time offenders who have been charged with either a misdemeanor or status offense.