HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved grants today to help several Beaver County law enforcement agencies better protect their communities, according to Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47).
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.
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.
Grant recipients included:
- Ambridge Borough was awarded $43,493 to upgrade its policy manual to contain 170 best practice policies to assist in the accreditation process.
- Beaver County Commissioners received $2,654,710 for a countywide records management system upgrade and computer equipment upgrade for 22 participating county law enforcement agencies.
- Chippewa Township was awarded $196,800 to purchase body-worn cameras and in-car cameras.
- Midland Borough received $158,616 to upgrade its records management system; purchase body-worn cameras, in-car cameras, e-citation software and printers and an officer workstation monitor; and provide de-escalation and non-lethal use of force training.
- New Sewickley Township was awarded $74,395 for in-car cameras and upgrade its record management system.
- Rochester Township received $88,014 for the purchase of body-worn cameras, in-car car cameras, a new server and software to support hardware systems.
PCCD approved grants to 197 law enforcement agencies totaling $135 million statewide.
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