HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania | The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced that it will begin accepting applications from local Commonwealth law enforcement agencies to receive grants for the purpose of preventing and investigating illegal gambling.
The Local Law Enforcement Grant Program guidelines and application can be downloaded from the Commission’s website. websiteauthorities say.
Officials note that each year, $2 million is allocated to the Council to provide grants to local law enforcement agencies to fund activities related to identification, prevention, deterrence, enforcement, l investigation or prosecution of activities involving illegal gambling in the Commonwealth.
Local law enforcement agencies that are eligible to apply for these grants include:
- Municipal and regional police services
- District Attorney’s Offices
- Pennsylvania State Police (when the primary law enforcement agency in that municipality)
- Sheriffs with the power to enforce illegal gambling laws
- Working groups from any combination of the above agencies
- College and University Police Services.
The Council says it now includes college and university police departments as eligible applicants of local law enforcement agencies, in recognition of the role these entities can play in combating illegal gambling on higher education campus.
In addition to obtaining program guidelines and the application form from the Council’s website, interested organizations can contact Senior Counsel Denise Miller-Tshudy at 717-703-2562 or [email protected]