The Warren Police Department is among the recipients of the sixth round of Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine's First Responder Recruitment, Retention and Resilience program.

The department received a total of $986,334.70, which will be used to hire five new full-time officers for two years with sign-on bonuses.

The program awards funding for initiatives that support wellness programs addressing mental, physical and emotional health issues unique to first responders, as well as recruitment and retention efforts to restore workforce levels, onboarding and training costs and explorer programs to engage with young adults about first responder careers.

The $95 million in funding to be awarded as part of the program includes approximately $1.3 million awarded to several statewide service providers in June.