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Luzerne County DA Office gets $2.5 million in federal funding for first responder unit

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced Thursday that federal funding has been authorized for law enforcement initiatives throughout the region, including $2.5 million to the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office for the formation of a countywide first responder unit.

Also, Wilkes-Barre will receive $2.1 million for its Community Policing Technology and Equipment Initiative, Cartwright said in a news release.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs authorized the release of the funds, said Cartwright, D-8, Moosic.


District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said his office is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the funding.

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