HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved grants totaling more than $1.5 million to help local law enforcement agencies better protect their communities, according Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50).
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.
“Police officers deserve our support and the tools necessary to do the important job of keeping our communities safe, which is why my colleagues in the General Assembly and I prioritized this critical funding as part of the budget,” Brooks said. “The grants can be used in many ways to help our dedicated officers, as well as to preserve their safety.”
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:
- Cambridge Springs Borough: $45,585
- Meadville City: $445,650
- Titusville City: $132,721
- New Castle City: $224,839
- Hermitage City: $520,257
- Pymatuning Township: $110,542
- Sharpsville Borough: $24,000
PCCD approved grants to 197 law enforcement agencies totaling $135 million statewide.
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