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Cops 'n Kids back in action

Program gets last minute funding

July 07, 2009
SOUTHBRIDGE — The town's Cops 'n' Kids program will continue — for now at least.

"We found out Friday afternoon the money was a go," said Southbridge Police Sgt. Jose Dingui, one of the program's coordinators.

The last minute funding will keep the program in place until Monday, Aug. 31, Dingui said.

Last week, the future of the program (also known as Beyond The Bells), which has police officers do activities with students after school, was in jeopardy. Southbridge Police Chief Daniel Charette's request for an extension of the funding to cover the summer had not yet been approved.

Charette could not be reached for comment Monday.

See Wednesday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage.

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