Northern York County Regional Police received funding for a new facility through a state grant program, House State Government Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover), House Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) announced.
The $4.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant will be used for a new Northern York County Regional Police Department headquarters to be built in Manchester Township. The new facility will be used to increase staffing capacity, create space for specialized police operations and provide facilities necessary to maintain the health and wellness of officers.
“At a time when our police officers are embattled on all fronts, it is important we ensure officers have the tools, training space and facilities to do the job,” the lawmakers said. “This is an investment not only in a building for police officers, but one which will be a benefit to the entire community.”
Northern York County Regional Police Department is the oldest regional police department in Pennsylvania and the first department created through regionalization. Today, the department boasts more than 60 sworn officers providing police services to 11 municipalities.
RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are state-funded and cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs.
Representatives Seth Grove, Kate Klunk and Keith Gillespie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill
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Senator Mike Regan
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