Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Mahanoy City Receives Grant for New Police Radios

Nov 6, 2014
Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County has received a $50,000 grant and a $56,000 low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The Rural Development funds, awarded through the Community Facility Economic Impact Initiative Grant Program, will be used to purchase new digital police radios and a new dump truck. 

The borough is purchasing six portable and four mobile digital radios.  Due to a federal mandate, all police departments must upgrade from analog to digital radios.  The portable radios will be carried by the police officers, while three of the four mobile radios will be placed in the police vehicles. The fourth mobile radio will be used as a base station in the police office.  The borough has also ordered a 2015 Ford dump truck Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. through the state COSTARS program.  The new truck is replacing an old one-ton truck.

“The officers of Mahanoy City PD are working hard to keep their community safe,” Rep. Cartwright said, “and I am glad to support their efforts by helping bring home federal money to let them purchase new equipment.”