Brown Announces More Than $3 Million for Monroe County Law Enforcement

MONROE – Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-40) announced today that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved three grants for local law enforcement in Monroe County totaling $3,433,916.

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.

“Our law enforcement officers risk their lives to provide for the safety of our community – they deserve our support for their service,” Brown said. “It is imperative that they have the necessary technology and gear to protect themselves while they are protecting us.”

Pocono Mountain Regional Police Commission received $2,081,490 for equipment upgrades and officer hiring and retention compensation. Pocono Township received $168,276 for body-worn and in-car cameras. Stroud Area Regional Police Department received $1,184,150 for equipment and officer retention.

“Our communities are much safer because of their willingness to serve, and I will continue to be their grateful advocate while representing the 40th District,” Brown said.

The PCCD Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program, which approved grants to 197 law enforcement agencies totaling $135 million statewide, was created by lawmakers as part of the 2022-23 state budget. 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.

 

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