The Alliance Police Department received a $20,000 donation from WESTCO and the Land O' Lakes Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
WESTCO General Manager David Briggs presented checks during the Alliance City Council meeting that evening.
The donation was made possible by the Land O' Lakes Foundation Coop Match Program. The program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives to local nonprofit organizations, schools and cities, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects.
The funds will be used to install new cameras in Alliance Police Department cruisers. The cameras add to the safety of both officers and citizens, increase accountability, improve officer training and assist officers in gathering evidence.
"We are thankful to the Land O' Lakes Foundation for the opportunity to participate in their Member Coop Match Program," said Briggs. "Through this program we are able to support a worthy project within our community. WESTCO is appreciative of the service that the Alliance Police Department provides to our community and we are pleased to help fund the purchase of these cameras which will assist officers in their duties."