This fund provides financial support to law enforcement in Berks County and contiguous counties (Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties) for acquiring protective equipment, training, education, and maintenance of municipal, local or county law enforcement K9 units.

Meda Ann Kern died November 9, 2015, at age 79. Her husband, Richard E. Groff, died September 30, 1995, at age 58. Both were Berks County natives.