Umatilla tribes to add officer with grant money

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PENDLETON (AP) - The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will get another police officer, family counselors and better services for abused women with a $1.6 million federal grant. The East Oregonian reports the grant was part of $118 million awarded to tribes nationwide.

The Umatilla tribes will use the money for public safety, justice and social-services budgets. Ray Denny, the tribes' public safety director, says a community-resource officer will work on youth education and gang resistance, as well as patrolling housing areas.

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