Two local business leaders are stepping up to assist the Elkhart Police Department with needed equipment.
This story originally appeared in the Elkhart Truth.
Thomas Jellison, CEO of Elkhart-based Flexco Products, recently purchased a Case IH Scout utility vehicle and an aerial drone for the department. The drone is equipped with a high-definition camera and thermal imaging. Both items will be beneficial to the police department during special events, training and investigations.
Jack Smith, CEO of Gaska Tape, has also assisted the department with its transition to new handguns.
Combined, these donations represent nearly $45,000 in new equipment for the department, which will allow them to focus on other priorities during the upcoming budget season.
Chief Ed Windbigler and Mayor Neese give a big thank you to Jellison and Smith for their generosity and continued support of the Elkhart Police Department.