Shusterman announces grant money awarded to Phoenixville to add new cameras to Church Street

Phoenixville, Dec. 8 – State. Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, today announced the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded $58,726 to Phoenixville Borough for its Downtown Church Street Camera Project.

“I am thrilled to announce the approval of this grant,” Shusterman said. “This funding will provide an extra level of safety and security for business owners and residents in the borough of Phoenixville.”

This project will give the borough the capability to review video of crimes that occur in the community, protecting residents and all those who come within its jurisdiction. Enhancing the existing camera system will provide law enforcement with an unbiased view of what occurred during a crime.

The funding, which is through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, will be used to pay for cameras and equipment needed to store video.

One of the goals of this grant is to help fund technologies that support transparency and information sharing between law enforcement and communities. The funds may be used for software/hardware solutions designed to enhance agency transparency with the capability of facilitating information sharing with the public, promoting an agency’s work, and developing data-driven programs that improve public safety and build trust.

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