Darby also said the foundation would help fund special training sessions, and provide new or updated technology for officers that the department’s annual budget cannot afford.
Police and foundation leaders said it will be up to them to continue their fund-raising efforts as the raw memories of last month fade.
“There’s always a concern that it will be short-lived,” Deveau said. “But based on what happened, I think the community realized that they need a talented and trained police department, and the foundation can really help make that happen.”
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