Bucks County, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2017 -- District Attorney Matthew Weintraub has always prioritized the safety of Bucks County residents. To that end, he is pleased to announce two recent initiatives to combat not only crime in general, but also specifically to target the opioid epidemic that is plaguing the region. The first of these, CRIMEWATCH Bucks County, fuses technology with local law enforcement to create a transparent communication channel. The second initiative, Push Out the Pusher, creates an incentive for Bucks County residents to report drug activity in their area.
CRIMEWATCH Bucks County was recently added to the list of programs, attributing its success to the well-established partnership between communities and law enforcement. CRIMEWATCH Bucks County is essentially the neighborhood town watch of the digital age. CRIMEWATCH enables cutting-edge, two-way communication between the community and local police. Interested parties can learn more and sign up for free alerts by visiting https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/, or by downloading the app for free from the iTunes or Google Play stores.
Push Out the Pusher, a program of the non-profit group, Bucks County Crime Stoppers, was also recently unveiled. Bucks County Crime Stoppers uses donations they receive in order to pay out reward money as part of their efforts to get community members to offer valuable information to law enforcement. Tipsters can earn up to $5000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a drug dealer. The primary focus of this initiative is to target dealers who are fueling the growing opioid epidemic in Bucks County by selling potentially deadly drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. Community members can learn more about Push Out the Pusher by visiting www.BucksCrimeStoppers.org.
District Attorney Matt Weintraub hopes to continue to create a safer environment for families throughout Bucks County through initiatives like CRIMEWATCH Bucks County and Push out the Pusher. For more information about District Attorney Matthew Weintraub, or to learn about both his past and ongoing efforts on behalf of Bucks County residents, visit http://weintraubforda.com/.
About District Attorney Matthew Weintraub
District Attorney Matthew Weintraub was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and has nearly 25 years experience as a prosecutor. On Sept. 21, 2016, he was appointed by the Bucks County Board of Judges to succeed former District Attorney David W. Heckler. Throughout his career, he has tried more than 100 criminal cases before judges and juries. He has served as Chief of Bucks County's Homicide by Vehicle and Drug Units and as a Trial Team Coordinator in Bucks County.
To learn more about District Attorney Matthew Weintraub, his background and credentials, please visit http://weintraubforda.com/.