The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department, alongside the Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue, received some much-needed lifesaving equipment on Thursday.
Through Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies charitable foundations, the Brown and Outagamie first responders were rewarded as part of the Rewarding Responders Grant programs.
The grant is helping the Hobart-Lawrence Police Department purchase a new safe detection system for hazardous substances. At the same time, Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue will receive a new multi-gas detection meter through its grant. Hobart-Lawrence’s new equipment will allow its officers to safely process evidence and test unknown or suspected narcotics.
“It’s going to allow our officers to be safer as they are testing these unknown or suspected narcotics,” said Michael Renkas, Captain with the Hobart-Lawrence Police Department. “