Grants Awarded to Erie County Law Enforcement Agencies

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) approved grants today to help several Erie County law enforcement agencies better protect their communities, according to Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49).

“The General Assembly created the Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program as part of the state budget approved in July,” said Laughlin. “The funding through PCCD 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:

  • Edinboro Borough ($396,132) for body-worn cameras; in-car cameras; patrol unit computers; desktop computers; a new records management system (RMS); a less lethal shotgun (bean bag projectile); video surveillance cameras; a license plate reader and bonuses.
  • Erie City ($1,603,568) for car cameras; digital evidence storage; a civilian crime analyst; 3D scene mapping software; communications and computer equipment; hardware; software and mobile technology equipment; overtime coverage and training expenses.
  • Erie County Chief Executive Officer ($1,030,998) for an interview room camera system; security cameras; mobile forensic tools; a surveillance vehicle; surveillance cameras; servers and battery backup; redaction software and a digital forensic examiner.
  • Girard Borough ($33,915) for body-worn cameras.
  • Lawrence Park Township ($123,176) for a RMS upgrade, body-worn cameras and mobile data terminals.
  • Millcreek Township ($207,924) for body-worn cameras and related licenses, storage, hardware and software.
  • North East Borough ($53,408) for a RMS upgrade to include a transition to National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) reporting.
  • Wesleyville Borough ($113,634) for a RMS upgrade to enable NIBRS reporting, one in-car camera and server upgrade to support the RMS upgrade.

PCCD approved grants to 197 law enforcement agencies totaling $135 million statewide.


Contact:           David Kozak   717-787-8927

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