Local Law Enforcement in Hazleton Awarded State Grant

HARRISBURG – The City of Hazleton Police Department was awarded a state grant to help them better protect their community, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep the rest of us safe every single day,” said Senator Argall. “This highly competitive grants will help them do their critically important job at the highest possible level.”

“I am more than pleased to see this funding be approved for our law enforcement’s recruiting efforts,” said Rep. Elect Dane Watro (R-116). “These men and women put their lives on the line daily and they deserve any assistance that can be provided to them to better serve the people of their communities.”

The full grant award totaled $1,117,264 and will be used to support recruitment and retention efforts by the police department.

The grants were awarded as part of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’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.


Contact: Jim Brugger

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