Wentling Announces $25,000 for Law Enforcement Recruitment in Farrell
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) awarded the city of Farrell a $25,000 Law Enforcement Recruitment grant. The goal of this funding is to support Act 120 training and recruitment activities for law enforcement officers. Act 120 is a mandatory training program for municipal police offers in Pennsylvania which is provided through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC).

“The city of Farrell currently has a great group of officers being led by Chief Erick Gatewood,” said Wentling. “This funding will help them expand the force and recruit more hardworking officers to protect and serve the community.”

Eligible law enforcement agencies that do not cover the costs of Act 120 training can request up to $7,000 per new officer to support costs associated with the training, or if they currently hire officers that are already Act 120 trained, apply for up to $5,000 per new officer to support stipends, signing bonuses or marketing efforts. This funding is supported through the Local Law Enforcement Support (LLES) Grant Program established under Act 54 of 2022.

Representative Parke Wentling
7th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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