Snyder: Fayette County awarded funds to purchase body cameras for deputy sheriffs

HARRISBURG, March 11 – Nearly $12,000 has been awarded to Fayette County to use toward the purchase of body worn cameras for its deputy sheriffs, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said $11,950 in federal funds, distributed through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, will be used to purchase 10 of the cameras.

“Our deputy sheriffs handle a variety of tasks, many of which have the same serious risk factors as those handled by state or municipal police officers,” Snyder said. “Having these cameras will be vital to keeping them safe, while also providing valuable evidence and accountability.”  

Fayette is one of two counties in Pennsylvania that were awarded the funds at PCCD’s quarterly commission meeting today.

PCCD is the state’s lead agency for criminal justice policy issues, providing support services to law enforcement agencies, victims of crime and communities. More information about PCCD can be found at the following link: www.pccd.pa.gov.