Operation Our Town is a non-profit partnership between business and the community aimed at taking back our neighborhoods from drugs and related violent crime through law enforcement and proven treatment and prevention techniques.
Goal: Take back our neighborhoods.
Mission: Facilitating partnerships between community and business to fight drug use and crime through proven law enforcement, treatment and prevention techniques.
Second Annual Crime Clean-Up Day Set for May 14, Volunteers Needed
Operation Our Town and the Pennsylvania Gang Investigators Association have partnered again to carry out the second annual Crime Clean-Up day on May 14, 2011. ...
- Over $1.4 million raised from businesses, organizations, & individuals
- Over $800,000 raised from federal grants
Over $1.9 million in grants distributed to law enforcement, treatment, and prevention programs in Blair County
Operation Our Town awarded approximately $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||drug prosecutor|
|Blair County Drug Task Force||Blair County Sheriff's Department|
|Organized Crime Drug|
Enforcement Task Force investigations
|Association of Blair County|
Blair County drug raids: 2
Blair County drug arrests:
2007 - 607
2008 - 562
2009 - 549
2010 - 512
2011 - 493
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
Gun shot trauma kits, Motorola radios, software, batteries & chargers, ballistic vests, and other various equipment
Push Out The Pusher hotline: (814-693-3020 or 866-693-3020)
Push Out the Pusher Calls answered at 911 Center:
24 drug overdoses in 2011
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.
159 cases assigned
8 jury trials
Over $179,223 in forfeitures from cash, automobiles, and personal property.
206 Operation Our Town volunteers participated in 41 Outreach events
685 total volunteer hours