2010 Results

Accomplishments in 2010

Operation Our Town total money raised from 2007-2010:

  • Over $1.2 million raised from businesses, organizations, & individuals
  • Over $800,000 raised from federal grants

 

Operation Our Town total money distributed from 2007-2010:

  • Over $1.5 million in grants distributed to law enforcement, treatment, and prevention programs in Blair County

 

View our list of 2010 grant recipients.

 

Operation Our Town awarded over $230,000 in grants to law enforcement to help special operations:

  • warrant squad
  • interdiction squad
  • saturation patrols
  • search warrants
  • tactical details
  • stakeout details
  • drug raids
  • Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigations
  • drug prosecutor
  • Blair County Drug Task Force
  • Hollidaysburg Police Department, Blair County Sheriff's Department, Williamsburg Police Department 

 

Law Enforcement Special Operations:

Search warrants executed: 24

Blair County drug raids: 6
Blair County drug arrests:

  • 2010 – 512
  • 2009 – 549
  • 2008 – 562
  • 2007 – 607

 

Saturation Patrols: 5
Conducted in Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Tyrone Borough, Duncansville, Allegheny Township, Blair Township, and Frankstown Township

Operation Our Town initiated a Most Wanted List May 23, 2007:

  • 27 captured to-date

 

Equipment purchased:
Cell phone analysis equipment, MotoShot System, various equipment for Blair Co. Sheriff's Dept., surveillance video camera, and inkless fingerprint unit.

Push Out the Pusher Calls answered at 911 Center:
Push Out The Pusher hotline: (814-693-3020 or 866-693-3020)

Year Voicemail Live Calls Total Calls
2010 988 390 1378
2009 1183 573 1756
2008 1042 377 1419
2007 1184 n/a 1184

 

Drug deaths
Overall accidental drug overdoses decreased 41% from 2006 to 2010.

Drug/Criminal Prosecutions
Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio hired Attorney Peter Weeks as the drug prosecutor in July 2007, with the help of a grant from Operation Our Town.

Criminal Prosecutions:

  • Between 200-400 cases assigned
  • Over 170 separate defendants
  • 9 jury trials

 

Forfeitures:

  • Over $100,000 in forfeitures from cash, automobiles, and personal property.
  • Donated several thousand dollars worth of reconditioned cell phones to the military and abuse shelters.

 

Volunteer Service

  • 296 Operation Our Town volunteers participated in 32 Outreach events
  • 896 total volunteer hours

 

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