$170 Million in State Grants Announced for Law Enforcement

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PENNSYLVANIA — Governor Tom Wolf this week announced $170 million in awarded to over 220 law enforcement agencies and county district attorneys’ offices throughout the commonwealth through two new programs designed to improve community safety and support local law enforcement.

“These grant programs are one more tool in our toolbox to create safer communities across Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “With adequate resources, our local law enforcement and investigative offices can better protect and serve.”

The Local Law Enforcement Support (LLES) Program and Gun Violence Investigation & Prosecution (GIVIP) Program are both administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Governor Wolf secured the funding for these programs in his final budget, as he has needed to work to prevent violence through community investments and executive action with no support from Pennsylvania’s General Assembly to enact commonsense gun violence prevention laws.

The LLES program provides law enforcement agencies with the necessary resources to implement information technology improvements, purchase or upgrade equipment, cover nontraditional law enforcement personnel costs, support retention and recruitment efforts, and provide necessary training. Priority consideration for these grants will be given to areas of Pennsylvania with high rates of violence or to law enforcement agencies with low clearance rates (i.e., lower ability to solve crimes).

The GVIP program provides county district attorneys’ offices and local law enforcement agencies more tools to investigate and prosecute firearm violations and violent crimes committed with firearms. Funding can be spent on improving multi-agency gun violence task forces, personnel costs, technology and software to improve investigation or prosecutions or increase clearance rates, firearm tracing programs, and any other efforts that aid in the investigation, arrest and prosecution of a crime involving firearms.

Priority consideration for both grant programs was given to those agencies in jurisdictions with the highest rates of violence, or, in the case of GVIP, gun violence. The LLES program also was required to give priority consideration to those agencies struggling with lower clearance rates (i.e., the ability to solve crimes). The GVIP program also required that 10% of the funding be reserved for agencies serving rural communities.

$120 million was awarded to 197 recipients for the Local Law Enforcement Support Program:

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Adams County

  • Conewago Township, $70,599
  • Eastern Adams Regional Police Department, $109,852
  • Gettysburg Borough, $126,593
  • Littlestown Borough, $126,254

Allegheny County

  • Bellevue Borough, $79,247
  • Bridgeville Borough, $35,850
  • Carnegie Borough, $178,786
  • Crafton Borough, $20,017
  • Duquesne City, $739,479
  • Indiana Township, $10,367
  • Kennedy Township, $81,952
  • McKees Rocks Borough, $50,000
  • Pittsburgh City, $17,598,124
  • Ross Township, $120,640
  • Sharpsburg Borough, $180,564
  • Swissvale Borough, $291,000
  • West Mifflin Borough, $90,240
  • Wilkinsburg Borough, $809,005

Armstrong County

  • Kittanning Borough, $196,000

Beaver County

  • Ambridge Borough, $43,493
  • Beaver County Commissioners, $2,654,710
  • Chippewa Township, $196,800
  • Midland Borough, $158,616
  • New Sewickley Township, $74,395
  • Rochester Township, $88,014
  • Everett Borough, $21,500
  • Saxton Borough, $32,000

Berks County

  • Central Berks Regional Police Department, $153,250
  • Lower Heidelberg Township, $122,003
  • Muhlenberg Township, $427,462
  • Northern Berks Regional Police Department, $116,273
  • Reading City, $2,029,000
  • West Reading Borough, $153,988
  • Wyomissing Borough, $98,000

Blair County

  • Altoona City, $50,000
  • Blair County Commissioners, $4,300,000
  • Duncansville Borough, $6,400

Bradford County

  • Athens Borough, $106,795
  • Athens Township, $287,631
  • Towanda Borough, $40,000

Bucks County

  • Bedminster Township, $242,467
  • Bristol Township, $525,164
  • Central Bucks Regional Police Department, $515,793
  • Falls Township, $125,200
  • Lower Makefield Township, $68,371
  • New Hope Borough, $89,793
  • Pennridge Regional Police Department, $648,406
  • Plumstead Township, $144,049
  • Yardley Borough, $70,915

Butler County

  • Butler Township, $155,464
  • Slippery Rock Borough, $97,242

Cambria County

  • Johnstown City, $759,718

Carbon County

  • Lehighton Borough, $122,773
  • Mahoning Township, $120,442
  • Weatherly Borough, $86,477

Centre County

  • Ferguson Township, $233,750
  • State College Borough, $2,977,553

Chester County

  • Oxford Borough, $77,271
  • Phoenixville Borough, $338,489
  • South Coatesville Borough, $30,000
  • West Goshen Township, $43,289
  • Westtown Township, $821,650

Clearfield County

  • Clearfield Borough, $75,840
  • Curwensville Borough, $95,982
  • Sandy Township, $562,937

Clinton County

  • Lock Haven City, $772,476

Columbia County

  • Berwick Borough, $270,000
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, $295,351
  • Briar Creek Township, $196,353
  • Catawissa Borough, $90,309
  • Locust Township, $50,800

Crawford County

  • Cambridge Springs Borough, $45,585
  • Meadville City, $445,650
  • Titusville City, $132,721

Cumberland County

  • Carlisle Borough, $1,080,000
  • East Pennsboro Township, $68,750
  • Lower Allen Township, $83,326
  • North Middleton Township, $41,441

Dauphin County

  • Derry Township, $115,008
  • Harrisburg City, $2,219,094
  • Highspire Borough, $65,078
  • Lower Paxton Township, $874,973
  • Lower Swatara Township, $102,716
  • Middletown Borough, $41,562
  • Penbrook Borough, $210,238
  • Steelton Borough, $105,712
  • Susquehanna Township, $1,063,515
  • Swatara Township, $549,016

Delaware County

  • Chester City, $2,838,427
  • Collingdale Borough, $208,444
  • Glenolden Borough, $242,000
  • Lansdowne Borough, $119,000
  • Marcus Hook Borough, $125,301
  • Norwood Borough, $120,000
  • Prospect Park Borough, $150,672
  • Radnor Township, $9,200
  • Upper Chichester Twp, $215,475
  • Upper Darby Township, $2,238,231
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Elk County

  • Ridgway Borough, $111,532
  • Saint Marys City, $158,819

Erie County

  • Edinboro Borough, $396,132
  • Erie City, $1,603,568
  • Erie County Chief Executive Officer, $1,030,998
  • Girard Borough, $33,915
  • Lawrence Park Township, $123,176
  • Millcreek Township, $207,924
  • North East Borough, $53,408
  • Wesleyville Borough, $113,634

Fayette County

  • Brownsville Borough, $54,415
  • Connellsville City, $49,022
  • German Township, $250,000
  • Uniontown City, $326,700

Franklin County

  • Washington Township, $133,975

Huntingdon County

  • Huntingdon Borough, $285,357

Indiana County

  • Indiana Borough, $581,566

Lackawanna County

  • Lackawanna County Commissioners, $1,059,673
  • Moosic Borough, $99,006
  • Scranton City, $215,238
  • Throop Borough, $56,528
  • University of Scranton, $470,000

Lancaster County

  • East Cocalico Township, $114,861
  • Lancaster City, $4,003,450
  • Lancaster County Commissioners, $94,185
  • New Holland Borough, $119,136
  • Pequea Township, $40,964

Lawrence County

  • New Castle City, $224,839

Lebanon County

  • Lebanon City, $1,158,142
  • North Cornwall Township, $40,478
  • North Lebanon Township, $66,709
  • Palmyra Borough, $96,491

Lehigh County

  • Allentown City, $5,000,000
  • Catasauqua Borough, $887,010
  • Lehigh County Chief Executive Officer, $291,342
  • Whitehall Township, $217,337

Luzerne County

  • Duryea Borough, $520,105
  • Forty Fort Borough, $87,534
  • Hazleton City, $1,117,264
  • Hughestown Borough, $72,360
  • Kingston Municipality, $97,673
  • Lehman Township, $24,000
  • Pittston City, $126,000
  • Swoyersville Borough, $98,523
  • Wilkes-Barre Township, $265,523

Lycoming County

  • Jersey Shore Borough, $13,445
  • Muncy Borough, $56,802
  • Old Lycoming Township, $102,924
  • South Williamsport Borough, $101,409
  • Williamsport City, $1,580,137

Mercer County

  • Hermitage City, $520,257
  • Pymatuning Township, $110,542
  • Sharpsville Borough, $24,000

Mifflin County

  • Granville Township, $120,915
  • Lewistown Borough, $306,882
  • Pocono Mountain Regional Police Commission, $2,081,490

Monroe County

  • Pocono Township, $168,276
  • Stroud Area Regional Police Department, $1,184,150

Montgomery County

  • Cheltenham Township, $228,588
  • Hatboro Borough, $205,447
  • Jenkintown Borough, $267,664
  • Lansdale Borough, $134,350
  • Lower Pottsgrove Township, $130,000
  • Norristown Municipality, $229,000
  • Pottstown Borough, $403,761
  • Upper Pottsgrove Township, $152,000
  • West Pottsgrove Township, $44,507

Montour County

  • Mahoning Township, $140,964

Northampton County

  • Bethlehem City, $1,020,499
  • Bushkill Township, $35,780
  • Easton City, $768,322
  • Forks Township, $125,658
  • Lehigh Township, $378,200
  • Nazareth Borough, $283,003
  • Slate Belt Regional Police, $34,000

Northumberland County

  • Coal Township, $40,897
  • Milton Borough, $135,036
  • Mount Carmel Borough, $52,915
  • Mount Carmel Township, $366,886
  • Sunbury City, $35,560
  • Watsontown Borough, $35,816

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia City Treasurer, $25,000,000
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Pike County

  • Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, $103,627

Schuylkill County

  • Frackville Borough, $655,940
  • Minersville Borough, $64,530
  • Pottsville City, $300,930

Venango County

  • Franklin City, $80,762
  • Oil City, $399,868

Washington County

  • Charleroi Regional Police Department, $220,000
  • McDonald Borough,  $107,780
  • South Strabane Township, $57,300
  • Washington City,  $442,500

Westmoreland County

  • Jeannette City, $478,043
  • Latrobe City, $152,378
  • Ligonier Township, $106,928
  • Monessen City, $268,570
  • Westmoreland County Commissioners, $497,042

York County

  • Newberry Township, $163,600
  • York City, $1,086,058

$50 million was awarded to 29 recipients for the Gun Violence Investigation & Prosecution Program:

Allegheny County

  • Allegheny County Chief Executive Officer, $2,348,536
  • Duquesne City, $645,150

Berks County

  • Berks County Commissioners, $552,341
  • Reading City, $686,768

Bucks County

  • Bucks County Commissioners, $3,079,328

Butler County

  • Butler County Commissioners, $280,997

Chester County

Cumberland County

  • Cumberland County Commissioners, $1,500,000

Dauphin County

  • Harrisburg City, $1,262,501
  • Pennbrook Borough, $191,325

Delaware County

  • Darby Borough, $99,000
  • Delaware County Executive Director, $1,003,127

Erie County

  • Erie City, $1,368,002
  • Erie County Chief Executive Officer, $1,178,102
  • Millcreek Township, $560,387

Lawrence County

  • Lawrence County Commissioners, $329,236

Lebanon County

  • Lebanon County Commissioners, $207,411

Lehigh County

  • Allentown City, $1,500,000
  • Lehigh County Chief Executive Officer, $11,830

Luzerne County

  • Hazleton City, $1,348,953
  • Luzerne County Chief Executive Officer, $608,929

Monroe County

Northampton County

  • Bethlehem City, $350,000
  • Easton City, $131,868

Philadelphia County

  • Philadelphia City Treasurer, $20,000,000
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, $4,993,639

Schuylkill County

  • Schuylkill County Commissioners, $189,441

York County

  • York County Commissioners, $1,500,000

More individualized information about the programs can be found under the Enhancing Law Enforcement webpage on the www.pccd.pa.gov website.

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