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 in 2008-2010
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
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
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)
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Overall accidental drug overdoses decreased 41% from 2006 to 2010.
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.
- Between 200-400 cases assigned
- Over 170 separate defendants
- 9 jury trials
- 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.
- 296 Operation Our Town volunteers participated in 32 Outreach events
- 896 total volunteer hours
You can help take back our neighborhoods by volunteering or financially supporting the work of Operation Our Town.