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CLINTON APPOINTS HEAD OF POLICE PROGRAM

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President Clinton Monday announced his selection of Police Chief Joseph Brann of Hayward, Calif., to oversee the government's program to put 100,000 more police on the beat.

Brann was sworn in by Attorney General Janet Reno.Clinton also announced the release of $327 million to allow 631 jurisdictions in all 50 states to begin recruiting, training and hiring up to 4,688 new police officers as soon as possible.

By allowing cities to begin the hiring process now, new officers will be on the beat months ahead of schedule, the White House said.

The anti-crime bill provides $8.8 billion in grants for state and local law enforcement agencies to hire community police officers.