New London Police Chief Jeff Schlueter is thankful to see citizens and community clubs stepping forward to view the new Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) they received as a gift form New London Medical Center.
A re-purposed ambulance, the erv received a new paint job from Back to Original Auto Body in New London before it was delivered to the police department.
Schlueter said this week’s $1,000 donation from the Shamrock Club would go toward purchasing needed supplies for the vehicle. He has a list of items that will be purchased as donations like this are received, and mentioned that some electrostatic fingerprint solution would be one of the first items to purchase.
“Many of the chemicals we use for crime scene investigations have a short shelf life, sometimes less than one year'” Schlueter said. “If we can keep our solutions up to date they provide better evidence for forensics officers during crime investigations.”
This vehicle will be available to all Waupaca County area law enforcement agencies for use in crime scene evidence collection, SWAT calls and as a mobile command center in emergency situations.
A grant written by New London Police Department provided the new, $4500 radio system. It allows communication between departments throughout the state of Wisconsin.
The new erv will be part of the Bulldogs Homecoming parade starting at 4 p.m. this Friday afternoon.
The route will be shorter than usual, staying on the north side of the river. With the Pearl Street bridge under construction, look for the parade on Water Street and witness the Bulldogs show their school spirit.