La Crosse City Council approves grant for 3 additional officers

The La Crosse City Council approved hiring three additional police officers at its meeting Thursday night with help from the COPS grant.

The grant will fund the three officers for the next three years, and the city will pick up the cost for a fourth year.

Police intend to put those officers in specific neighborhoods to deal with drugs and other quality of life issues.

They could be hired as early as this winter.