Phoenixville, Marlborough Earn Crime Commission Funds

HARRISBURG PA – Christmas arrived early, specifically on Wednesday (Dec. 8, 2021), for three recipients in The Posts’ coverage area of grant money distributed by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, according to a four-page list of awards authorized by commission members.

The winners were:

  • Phoenixville Borough (Chester County), which received $58,726 to install surveillance cameras downtown on Church Street. It’s intended to give the Phoenixville Police Department a better view of activities in the area, and provide greater safety and security for business owners and residents. The amount covers the cost of the cameras and equipment needed to store its video feeds;
  • Marlborough Township (Montgomery County), given $23,760 to equip members of Marlborough Police Department with body-worn cameras; and
  • the “Mission Kids” Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, winning $47,000 to continue providing accredited services for child abuse victims.

Money awarded to Phoenixville and Marlborough were part of the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program, the commission said. Money for Mission Kids came through the state Children’s Advocacy Center funds.

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