NORRISTOWN Commissioner Josh Shapiro has been tapped for another of Gov. Wolf's initiatives - chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Shapiro, 41, served on the House Judiciary Committee before being elected chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners. He is also an attorney with Stradley Ronon, where he has worked on "general corporate work, real estate and regulatory compliance," according to the firm's website.
In Montgomery County, Commissioner Bruce Castor, a former district attorney, has typically taken the lead on law enforcement issues, including a new countywide emergency-radio system and lobbying Harrisburg to increase counties' share of 911 funds.
Shapiro said Wednesday that he was looking forward to working with PCCD and Judiciary Committee staff again and will bring his "experience managing finances and making critical investments" to an agency that, unlike most in the state, has a significant amount of resources to invest.
The commission is tasked with overseeing programs to improve the quality and coordination of the criminal justice system, enhance victims' services, and make communities safer.
Shapiro said he would not reinvent the wheel but "focus on what our real goals and objectives are, and fund those . . . in a way that is measurable."