Erie Police Department looking to receive millions from American Rescue Plan

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The Erie Police Department could potentially receive millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan money.

Chief Dan Spizarny presented a plan in front of Erie City Council to use $14,419,000 to add new officers and more equipment party due to staffing shortages.

$6,000,000 would go towards adding six new officers who have specialized training in crisis situations.

$4,000,000 would be to add six detectives to work with the Juvenile Justice System.

$4,000,000 to add four officers in high crime neighborhoods. Also, $419,000 for additional equipment and vehicles.

“It’s a monumental task, it’s badly needed. The streets are not safe places to walk on anymore,” said Ed Brzezinski, Erie City Council president.

There will be another meeting on December 1st.

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