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St. Marys and Ridgway Police receive grant for body-worn cameras

RIDGWAY – Two Elk County police departments have been awarded grants by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to help purchase body-worn cameras.

St. Marys’ City Police is receiving more than $158,000 to help purchase the cameras, plus provide defensive tactics and use of force training for its officers.

The Ridgway Borough Police agency is getting more than $111,000 for body-worn cameras.

The grant money is a portion of $135 million provided statewide through the Local Law Enforcement Support Grant Program.