Paducah Bank CEO and Board Chairman Joe Framptom presented Police Foundation Board Chairman Jim Garrett with a $1,000 donation check at the Police Department Employee Holiday luncheon on December 18. The donation was given on behalf of the employees and customers of Paducah Bank to support the Paducah Police Department's efforts to serve and protect our community.
"Paducah Bank believes that the Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County will significantly support the continued success of our police department, and therefore, the success of the entire community," said Framptom. "We are proud to support the men and women who have dedicated their lives to preserving our safety and security. This donation represents only a fraction of our gratitude for their work."
The Police Foundation of Paducah-McCracken County, Inc. represents a public/private partnership designed to assist our Police Department in building positive relationships within the community, improving officer proficiency and safety, and augmenting law enforcement equipment and technology in order to enhance public safety and quality of life within the City of Paducah.
The Foundation does not relieve the City of Paducah of its responsibility to provide the necessary funding for law enforcement services. Instead, the Foundation is able to complement Department funding allowing the Department to support additional programs and maximize its resources.
To this end, the Foundation provides support that addresses three overall areas: • Public Safety Improvements- Includes initiatives that address specific public safety needs, improve police effectiveness, and officer safety through the use of specialized equipment, evolving technology, and other innovations. • Community Partnerships- Includes projects that enhance the relationship between the community and the Paducah Police Department. • Employee Development- Includes programs designed to provide improved training and development opportunities to officers, educational assistance, and employee recognition efforts.
For more information about the Police Foundation, please visit their website: www.paducahpolicefoundation.org