Markosek announces $200,000 in criminal justice grants for the Plum Borough Police Department

Grants will fund training for enforcing the Medical Marijuana Act

HARRISBURG, Dec. 15 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, today announced state funding that will help local law enforcement enforce Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act.

This $200,000 in state grant money from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, or PCCD, was awarded to the Plum Borough Police Department to train 25-30 officers of the Eastern Allegheny Traffic Safety Alliance.

“Securing these funds will greatly benefit our local police officers,” Markosek said. “Training them on how to handle situations regarding the Medical Marijuana Act is crucial in allowing them to continue to serve the community at large.”

These funds will provide training for officers to become Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructors with additional Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement certifications. Additionally, two candidates will be considered for Drug Recognition Expert certifications during year two of this grant.

This grant is part of a $27 million package in criminal justice to make Allegheny County communities safer.

More information on PCCD funding is available here.