HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) this week approved grants to help local law enforcement agencies better protect their communities, according to Sen.-elect Jarrett Coleman (R-16).
“I am very pleased to see these tax dollars returning to the 16th Senate District to provide local law enforcement with the tools they need to do their jobs,” Coleman said. “Police risk their lives every day for us, and we have an obligation to make sure they have access to the resources necessary to do those jobs as safely and effectively as possible.”
The following entities are receiving Local Law Enforcement Support Grants:
Bedminster Township, Bucks County ($242,467) for salary and benefits for a new Civilian Community Relations Specialist and supplies and print materials.
Pennridge Regional Police Department, Bucks County ($648,406) for records management system software to transition to the National Incident-Based Reporting System, and an automated license plate reader network and associated software and training costs.
Allentown City, Lehigh County ($5 million) for body-worn cameras, specialized training, street surveillance cameras and license plate readers.
Lehigh County Chief Executive Officer, Lehigh County ($291,342) to provide National Incident-Based Reporting System training to all 720 full- and part-time officers along with support staff in Lehigh County.
The Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program was in the 2022-23 state budget approved in July.
Funding can be used for an array of projects or purchases to enhance public safety, such as communications system upgrades, body-worn or in-car cameras, recruitment and retention, training, surveillance cameras, automated license plate readers and more.
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