Sen. Wayne Langerholc

State Sen. Wayne Langerholc, R-Richland Township, meets with The Tribune-Democrat editorial board in Johnstown on Dec. 6, 2017.

State Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Richland Township, has been appointed by state Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

According to a press release from Langerholc, the commission is chaired by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and includes public officials, judges, law enforcement officials and private citizens who make recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly about issues related to the criminal justice system.  

The commission also works to protect and support crime victims, enhance law enforcement and empower communities through collaboration and sharing of information, according to the press release.

It also leads efforts for safe schools, provides technological and information-sharing tools and launches evidence-based criminal justice programs. 

“I’m very pleased to work with the PCCD on a wide range of issues related to our criminal justice system, particularly improving school safety,” said Langerholc, who noted that he worked in the Senate to obtain increased state funding for school safety and security grants. 

“As a former assistant district attorney, I know first-hand how important it is to enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, provide services to crime victims and find new ways to make our communities safer.”

Langerholc will serve on the PCCD through 2023.

​Jocelyn Brumbaugh is a reporter for the Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter @JBrumbaughTD.

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