Story by Sandy Giordano – Beaver County Radio. Published November 20, 2023 3:14 P.M.
(Hopewell Township, Pa) On November 1, 2023, Hopewell Township was notified that they received a DOJ/COPS HIRING GRANT. It’s a competitive process to receive the grant Chief Sedlacek said. The township collaborated with the state representatives, the commissioners, and the school district. The commissioners made the decision concerning the difficulty in hiring officers, and the upswing in active shooter swatting incidents. The need for additional school resource officers was addressed. The grant is for $250,000. Eventually the SRO will be a shared investment by the township and the school district.