Briggs announces grants for West Conshohocken Police and Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County
HARRISBURG, Dec. 8 – State Rep. Tim Briggs announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved grants for West Conshohocken Borough Police Department and the Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County.
West Conshohocken Borough Police Department has been approved for $60,000 in funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The $60,000 grant will be used to update and implement policies and procedures within the department by following the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The department will pursue achieving accredited status.
“This grant will provide West Conshohocken’s Police Department with the funds needed to implement a strategy to improve performance throughout the department,” said Briggs, D-Montgomery. “Accreditation is a worthwhile pursuit, since it evaluates and analyzes a department’s current procedures with the end goal of raising the level of professionalism in the department – regardless of a department’s size.”
The Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government.
In addition, the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County was awarded $47,000 in Children’s Advocacy Center funds to support services to victims of child abuse.
“Mission Kids will be able to use this funding to ensure the needs of children are being met. We have no greater responsibility than taking care of our kids, and I’m pleased that this funding will aid efforts to support those most vulnerable,” Briggs said.
Earlier this year, Briggs was appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He previously served as a PCCD member during the 2009-10 legislative session as well.