ALEXANDER, Ark. – The Alexander Police Chief says the department got a large donation from an anonymous community member.
On Facebook, the chief says an older gentleman stopped by the police station to talk about the changes made to the department.
The man told the Chief he wanted to help the department. The Chief complied a list of equipment needs and wants.
The next day, the man showed back up to the department with a $25,000 personal check for the department.
The money will be used to get updated tasers.
“They are very outdated. We’re working with batteries that are expiring. Harder to find parts for them,” Detective Jessica Burnett said.
They will also get a full K9 bite suit, training equipment, and software that will make writing reports and cataloging evidence more efficient.
“Everyone has to run around and jump on each other to write a report,” Burnett said.
Burnett said the department has a small budget and all the equipment would have taken them years to get. Now, they are ordering it almost immediately.
“You work with what you can get until you get by. You upgrade that you can. This made a big difference for us,” Burnett said.
The police department says the gentleman wished to remain anonymous.