—At the request of Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) and Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks), the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) has awarded a $1 million grant to Northampton Township to fund its new police headquarters.
“This is a major step in helping the township defray the cost of the $8.9 million project, which will relieve pressure on local taxpayers,” Thomas said. “When completed, this headquarters will better serve our community and the officers who put so much on the line for our safety.”
“This funding will go a long way to giving our officers improved facilities for doing their jobs, and it will create areas where civilians can learn techniques to help our police,” Tomlinson said. “I deeply appreciate that the RACP board understood all this and agreed to help make this a reality.”
Northampton Township has purchased land at 111 Township Road
from the municipal authority and obtained property from the Council Rock School District east of the building.
The headquarters at 111 Township Road will include a booking and processing center designed for maximum efficiency and safety of officers; an expanded evidence storage facility and evidence processing area, secure and separate interview rooms for custodial and non-custodial interviews for adults and juveniles, and a firearms training facility for mandatory training qualifications.
There will also be a physical training area to be utilized for non-lethal force technique training, a community training room for the instruction of officers and citizens, and a Civilian Police Academy and the civilian outreach program.
The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
Representative Wendi Thomas
178th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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