Curry announces nearly $2.4M in law enforcement safety grants
UPPER DARBY, Dec. 16 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, announced today that Upper Darby Township and Lansdowne Borough were awarded a total of $2,357,231 in state funding.
The grants awarded include:
- $119,000 to Lansdowne Borough to upgrade its current records management system and purchase and install community pole cameras.
- $2,238,231 to Upper Darby Township to upgrade its current records management system; server upgrade; unmanned aerial system program; in-car radios; body-worn cameras and accessories; recruitment program, including Police Explorers program; retention pay and staff training.
“I am pleased to see this funding awarded to our local law enforcement,” Curry said. “Upgrades in technology and equipment help keep our communities safe. I will continue to work with local departments to ensure that they are receiving essential funding.”
The grants were approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency as part of a new Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program, which directs the PCCD to administer $135 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding as grants to law enforcement agencies for improvements and upgrades.