Equipment Grant Match for Park Rapids Police Department, MN
To whom it may concern:
Hello from the Park Rapids Police Department! Thank you for taking the time to read this post. The Park Rapids Police Department is currently in the funding stage of a very important project - we are upgrading our computer equipment which includes adding mobile computers to our squad cars. We currently have 5 full time squad cars in use everyday and none of them are equipped with any computer equipment.
In this day and age, this makes for a difficult work environment. Police Officers have a lot of paperwork that goes along with any and all calls for service and in order to complete the paperwork, the officers must go back to the police department and work from the office. This takes the officer off of the road anywhere from 30 minutes up to several hours. During this time, there is no patrol taking place. With the implementation of in squad computers, the officers time will be much better managed. Not only will this be a better solution for the Officer, but it is also in the best interest of the citizens of Park Rapids.
We are asking for your help in accomplishing this project.
We have applied for several grants and have received positive responses. One grant in particular is a matching grant. A company agreed to donate $10,000 if we can match that amount through donations. That's why we're sending out this message. We are hoping to reach that very attainable goal of $10,000 or more!!
We appreciate any amount donated as it will get us closer to our goal of being a more efficient department.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
Chief of Police
And the rest of the Park Rapids Police Department