[11/17/16] Douglas County Sheriff’s Office To Receive Grant To Help Add AED’s To Patrol Cars

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is ending the 2016 year on a high note- with some recent much needed additions.

Earlier this year, Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal announced the addition of an updated armored vehicle, which deputies recently unveiled for the public.

Now, Sheriff Gjesdal is announcing that his office will soon have a new evidence storage facility and just this week, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was awarded an $8,000 grant for the purcheas of AED’s in patrol vehicles.

Sheriff Gjesdal says his office has been working hard to add Automatic External Defibrillators to every patrol car in the fleet, and he received word last week that the Community Foundation of north central Washington will be awarding funding to help in that effort…

111716 DCSO Grant Award 1 :47 “…to the community foundation.”

Gjesdal says that currently his office shells out roughly $30,000 annually to rent a facility used to store evidence – and just last week, the county began a site development plan that will eventually lead to an on-site evidence room and storage space…

111716 DCSO Grant Award 2 :48 “…prep now, and it looks great.”

And, to top off the end of the year goodness, Sheriff Gjesdal says, the new Douglas County Sheriff’s Office armored vehicle was recently made it’s public debut, at last weekend’s Veteran’s Day Parade…

111716 DCSO Grant Award 3 :33 “…for the public to see.”