COPS-Hiring-Program-Application-2013 – The COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is an open solicitation. All state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority are eligible to apply. CHP applicants must have a police department that is operational as of May 22, 2013, which is the close of this application, or receive services through a new or existing contract for law enforcement service. If funds under this program are to be used as part of a written contracting agreement for law enforcement services (e.g., a town that contracts with a neighboring sheriff’s department to receive services), the agency wishing to receive law enforcement services must be the legal applicant in this application. Current Closing Date for Applications: The deadline for submitting applications in response to this grant announcement is 7:59 EDT on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.