Malden was announced as one of the awardees of the Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant through the state Office of Public Safety and Security. Malden is one of 10 municipalities across the Commonwealth to receive assistance through this grant, which helps cities and towns throughout the state to address and meet the staffing needs of their police and/or fire departments.
Massachusetts House of Representatives members Steve Ultrino, Paul Donato and Paul Brodeur were integral in procuring the funding through this grant program. The Malden House of Representative delegation is proud to continue advocating for state funds to support public safety personnel and services.
Malden was awarded $300,200 overall: $150,100 for the Malden Police Department and $150,100 for the Malden Fire Department. This money is crucial in order to cover costs for overtime pay among emergency personnel. Funds from this grant may be used to restore, retain or hire police and fire personnel or for overtime if needed to provide adequate shift coverage to maintain appropriate staffing levels.