2011 Results

Accomplishments in 2011

Operation Our Town total money raised from 2007-2011:

  • Over $2.3 million
    • Over $1.4 million raised from businesses, organizations, & individuals
    • Over $800,000 raised from federal grants

 

Operation Our Town total money distributed from 2007-2011:

  • Over $1.9 million in grants distributed to law enforcement, treatment, and prevention programs in Blair County

 

Operation Our Town awarded over $225,000 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
  • Blair County Sheriff’s Department
  • Association of Blair County Law Enforcement

 

View our list of 2011 grant recipients.

 

Law Enforcement Special Operations:

Search warrants executed: 26
Blair County drug raids: 2
Blair County drug arrests:

  • 2011 – 493
  • 2010 – 512
  • 2009 – 549
  • 2008 – 562
  • 2007 – 607

 

Saturation patrols: 2
Occurred in Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Tyrone Borough, Duncansville, Allegheny Township, Blair Township, and Frankstown Township.

Operation Our Town initiated a Most Wanted List May 23, 2007:
29 captured to-date

Equipment purchased:
Gun shot trauma kits, Motorola radios, software, batteries & chargers, ballistic vests, and other various equipment.

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
2011 849 332 1181
2010 988 390 1378
2009 1183 573 1756
2008 1042 377 1419
2007 1184 n/a 1184

 

Drug deaths
24 drug overdoses in 2011.

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 five-year grant from Operation Our Town.

Criminal Prosecutions:

  • 159 cases assigned
  • 8 jury trials

 

Forfeitures:

  • Over $179,223 in forfeitures from cash, automobiles, and personal property.

 

Volunteer Service

  • 206 Operation Our Town volunteers participated in 41 Outreach events
  • 685 total volunteer hours

 

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