One of Bucks County’s most important government offices has received a massive grant in order to continue their important operations. Jeff Werner wrote about the grant for the Doylestown Patch.
The Bucks County District Attorney’s office has received a $3 million grant with the goal of taking illegal guns off the streets. The federal Gun Violence Investigation and Prosecution grant is administered by Pennsylvania’s Commission on Crime and Delinquency. This will primarily be used to develop a county-wide Gun Violence Task Force.
Additionally, the two-year grant will also be used to provide municipal law enforcement departments throughout the county with access to advanced investigative equipment and technology during gun violence investigations.
“As demonstrated through this office’s tireless and successful efforts to combat gun violence over the past year, funding through this project will directly interdict and reduce firearm related crimes in the region through a potent combination of strategic partnerships, proactive investigative tools, and increased manpower,” wrote Chief Administrator Steve Doerner in the grant application.
Over the last several years, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office, along with partners on all levels, has focused on fully investigating and prosecuting individuals who illegally own, purchase, manufacture, and traffic firearms.
The Bucks County District Attorney’s Drug Strike Force has already managed to disrupt several organizations involved in these illegal activities.
Read more about the grant in the Doylestown Patch.