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Almost $1.5 million for PPD needs in the last 3 years

Funds raised go directly toward providing critical equipment, technology, training and innovative programs to help the Philadelphia Police Department improve public safety and enhance service to the city. Recent funding projects include:

  • Replaced all long guns and related equipment for the SWAT unit
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) for use by specially trained PPD ‘pilots’
  • New motorcycles for the Highway Patrol Unit
  • Centralized Data Management System (InfoShare) Intelligence Software
  • Equestrian equipment and veterinary visits for horses for the Mounted Patrol Unit.
  • Crash Data Retrieval System for the Accident Investigation Division
  • Additional K-9 officers (specially trained dogs) for the Canine Unit
  • Renovations to the 18th District building’s facilities and equipment, including a new HVAC system and upgrades to the interrogation, kitchen and locker rooms
  • Expansion of the Children of Police Scholarship Fund (COPS), which provides K-8 scholarships for children of fallen or permanently injured members of the PPD, courtesy of the Connelly Foundation
  • Ongoing cadet training programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum of African American History in Washington D.C., and National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
  • State of the Art Ballistic Helmets for the elite tactical SWAT Team Unit
  • Equipment and resources for use by Community Relations Officers in districts citywide
  • Police Explorers Program, which guides teens to a better path for the future by teaching the values needed to succeed in a law enforcement career and in life

Three youth-oriented delinquency prevention programs:

  • Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.)
  • Community Health Enrichment Empowerment Resources Services (C.H.E.E.R.S.)
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E)

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