As Berks County political and law enforcement leaders attempt to reshape the future of crime fighting in the county, a third group of people – business leaders – have been pulled into the discussion.
One goal set at the Jan. 18 crime summit called for scrutiny of a Blair County program advocated by Gov. Tom Corbett.
The financial heart of the program is businesses donating money for police initiatives.
No such arrangement exists in Berks. Reactions of business leaders here have ranged from strong skepticism to strong interest.