McCarter announces safety grant for Cheltenham Township

CHELTENHAM, June 11 — State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, announced today a trio of grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency have been approved for Montgomery County, including one for Cheltenham Township in his legislative district.

The stated goal of the PCCD is to improve justice systems, make crime victims’ lives more livable, and communities safer.

In Cheltenham Township, that includes the approval of $41,461 in federal funding for the Cheltenham Police Department to implement a body-worn camera program.

“Inspired by recent events, our legislature is set to finally take action on several reform bills that have been sitting in committee for far too long,” McCarter said. “In the meantime, I am grateful for this funding that will assist the Cheltenham Police Department and allow these officers to better serve the residents and visitors of the township.”

The funds will support body-worn camera equipment.

Additionally, Montgomery County benefits from the following two PCCD grants:

  • $147,010 in Violence and Delinquency Prevention Program funds to Family Service of Montgomery County in Eagleville to help achieve successful, safe and stable family reunification for children and parents post-parental incarceration.
  • $99,997 in State Endowment Act funds to Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center in East Norriton to continue the support of a Family Advocate position.

More information about the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is available through its website: www.pccd.pa.gov.