Senator Yaw Thanks Williamsport PD for Supporting Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) formally recognized a law enforcement agency in his Senate District who donated protective equipment to humanitarian aid workers in Ukraine.

In the days following the initial Russian invasion of Ukraine, law enforcement agencies and volunteers began an effort to donate decommissioned or nearly decommissioned equipment – including bulletproof vests and ballistic helmets – to better protect aid workers.

Senator Yaw’s Office presented the Williamsport Bureau of Police with a Certificate of Recognition for their efforts. 

“Our law enforcement agencies go above and beyond protecting our communities every day, so it is no surprise they are also supporting the safety and well-being of other people halfway around the globe,” Yaw said. “I strongly believe that kind of selflessness deserves to be recognized and honored.”

Agencies and departments who donated equipment and/or supported collection efforts include:

  • Bloomsburg Police Department
  • Butler County Sheriff’s Department
  • Chester County Public Safety Academy
  • Columbia County Chiefs Association
  • Crawford County Sheriff’s Department
  • Columbia County Department of Probation and Parole
  • Easttown Township Police Department
  • Northumberland County Police Agencies
  • Pennsylvania State Police Retirees Association
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Pennsylvania Capitol Police
  • Phoenixville Police Department
  • Scranton Police Department
  • West Chester Borough Police Department
  • Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department
  • Williamsport Bureau of Police

For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

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