Krueger: $66,400 awarded to Brookhaven Borough Police Department

FOLSOM, March 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced today the Brookhaven Borough Police Department has secured a $66,400 grant.

Of the funding, $40,096 will be used for accreditation for Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and required record management system, while $26,304 will be used to purchase a license plate reader system.

“I am pleased to see this crucial funding approved,” Krueger said. “This grant will help with critical training for the Brookhaven Borough Police Department and will support their work to keep all of us safe. I am glad to see this state funding invested in the 161st District.”

"With this grant we can continue on our path to demonstrate our professionalism and dedication to the progression and transparency of our police department,” said Brookhaven Borough Police Chief Michael Vice. “I am grateful for all of the support we have received.”

"On behalf of Council and my fellow residents, I thank Representative Leanne Krueger for the continued support of our police department,” said Brookhaven Council President Terry Heller. “This grant will give Chief Vice and the Brookhaven PD the funds needed to achieve accreditation, which will decrease risk, protect our officers, our finances, improve credibility, prevent certain challenges and lay out expectations for the Brookhaven Police Department-among other benefits. Representative Krueger works for Brookhaven, that has always been apparent.”

The grant was administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.