Building bridges between people and the police. Providing non – government funding for improved police technology. The Community supporting community policing.
Effective policing requires improved communications between the community and the law enforcement agency. SCPA is a group of concerned citizens who want to see our communities develop into a great place to call home. Interaction between community and the police should serve to build bridges and strengthen the sense of community.
We are also dedicated to “direct from community funding” for support and technologies that may be beyond the ability of our municipal governments to provide. Our 501 (c) (3) status enables us to raise money and access grants that local governments cannot.
Our initial fundraising goals are to establish and maintain a K-9 Unit for the New Bethlehem Police Department, to raise money for improved electronic and digital equipment, and to provide a scholarship to a student pursuing high education in police work or criminal justice fields.
In our first year in existence, with help from our donors, we purchased two laptop computers for the police vehicles and will be awarding a $500.00 scholarship to a deserving area student.
We have several community fund raising events planned for the rest of 2021. On May 15 we will have our 3rd Annual “Cops an’ Bobbers” Kids Fishing Derby at Gumtown Park, New Bethlehem. We will host a 2-day softball tournament in Rimersburg on August 28 & 29. We hold a monthly 50/50 raffle and are planning a big raffle for later in the year. See any of the NBPD officers or drop by the station for more information or to join our group.
Please drop donations off at the New Bethlehem Borough Police Department or mail to:
Southern Clarion Police Association
220 Broad Street
New Bethlehem, PA 162422
(814) 275 – 1180