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CoServ Charitable Foundation donates $23,000 to Little Elm Police Department
From left: Little Elm Police Chief Waylan Rhodes, Sgt. Jimmy Lewis, Sgt. Steve Garst,
On Feb. 28, the CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) awarded a $23,014.30 grant to the Little Elm Police Department for the purchase of a Live Scan booking station.
The unit enables the department to conduct inkless electronic fingerprinting of crime suspects, which reduces the time to process background and identification information between Little Elm police and the Department of Public Safety in Austin.
“It also allows for a civilian employee to book the prisoner so the arresting officer can get back out on the street,” Capt. Leslie Smith said. “With this equipment, the process to book a prisoner goes from about three hours to only 15 minutes.”
So far in 2013, CCF has approved about $71,000 in grants, and the foundation aims to eclipse the record amount of more than $1 million granted to communities served by CoServ in 2012.
CCF is supported by CoServ Electric, and funding for the foundation is made possible by donations from residential CoServ Electric Members and CoServ Gas Customers who donate to Operation Roundup® by rounding up their bills to the nearest dollar. All of the extra pennies are used to directly support social, charitable and civic programs in the CoServ service area.
Other funding sources include CoServ Employee contributions via payroll deductions and onetime gifts throughout the year, and Employee events. The funds raised are classified as “unrestricted” and may support activities or organizations outside the CoServ footprint.
For more information about the CoServ Charitable Foundation, click here.
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