HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved grants totaling more than $827,000 to help local law enforcement agencies better protect their communities, according to Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
The grants were awarded as part of PCCD’s Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program, which was created by lawmakers in the state budget approved in July.
“My colleagues and I know how much our police departments need and deserve our support, which is why we prioritized this funding in the budget,” Bartolotta said. “Officers face more challenges than ever before, so we want to be sure they have the tools necessary to keep our communities and themselves safe.”
Program funding can be used for many different 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.
Local grant recipients include:
- Charleroi Regional Police Department: $220,000
- McDonald Borough: $107,780
- South Strabane Township: $57,300
- Washington City: $442,500
PCCD approved grants to 197 law enforcement agencies totaling $135 million statewide.
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