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The Village of Westfield and Cattaraugus County are to receive some of the money allocated to the state to hire police officers to work in schools.

New York is receiving the $2 million from the U.S. Justice Department's COPS in Schools program. Westfield Schools Superintendent Margaret Sauer said Wednesday the $116,000 will fund a school resource officer for three years.

"This individual would help our students with the peer mediation program that we have going, mentoring some of our students that are in our alternative ed program who are more at risk, and maybe working with families and parents as well," Sauer said.

She added the resource officer would also assist with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department is receiving $456,000, while the village of Gowanda received $71,490.

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