Governor Shapiro believes Pennsylvanians deserve to be safe and feel safe in this communities, and he is working to build safer communities by supporting the work of law enforcement and first responders, investing in our communities, promoting anti-violence initiatives, and pursuing smart reforms to keep people safe across the Commonwealth.
Took $16 million in illegal drugs, including heroin and fentanyl, off the streets through the Pennsylvania State Police.
Fully implemented body camera technology for the Pennsylvania Capitol Police.
Appointed Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Announced over $1.1 million in funds for 32 nonprofit and religious institutions for public safety and security projects due to threats through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
What else has Governor Shapiro proposed?
- Sustainably funding the Pennsylvania State Police by creating a Public Safety and Protection Fund and $16.4 million to train 384 new troopers.
- $36 million increase in resources for EMS and fire services.
- $100 million for school safety and security and an additional $105 million for the Violence Intervention and Prevention program through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Hear from Pennsylvanians about the Shapiro-Davis Administration’s Work:
Cadet McCurdy is training to serve on the frontlines with @PAStatePolice — working to make our communities safer every day.— Governor Josh Shapiro (@GovernorShapiro) March 9, 2023
My budget creates the Public Safety and Protection Fund — a dedicated funding source for staffing and equipment for our State Police. pic.twitter.com/Ums52VMHO1
First responders like Battalion Chief Nonnemacher shouldn’t have to worry about budget restraints and equipment shortages.— Governor Josh Shapiro (@GovernorShapiro) April 16, 2023
My budget delivers the resources they deserve – let’s get it passed and get it done. pic.twitter.com/BbKvs1J37n