The Friends of Mendon Police Station Building Committee is the brainchild of a group of local business and community leaders who believe that public sector needs can be achieved economically through local grass roots initiatives. Modeled after an old fashioned barn raising, our committee’s charter is to engage local businesses, tradespersons and community members to donate their goods, services and labor to achieve a common goal which will benefit all members of the community. For us this goal is a new Police station.
Why a New Police Station?
Simply stated our current police station has not been in compliance with regulations for quite some time. Because of the age of the current building it is no longer able to meet standards and has failed a number of annual inspections. The stop gap measures in place to allow the station to conduct day to day public safety operations are very costly to maintain. In these economically challenging times our community cannot afford to replace our current police station through the typical public sector process. So an inventive group of people, spearheaded by local businessman Kevin Meehan, got together to formulate a solution. As a result the Friends of Mendon Police Building Committee was created.
Who We Are
We are an all-volunteer committee made up of local civic minded residents and representatives from the police department. Our mission is to solicit monetary donations to purchase materials and supplies, solicit donations of goods and services and coordinate the building process through the use of volunteer labor whenever possible. We are a recognized 501c3 non-profit so your donation to our building fund is fully tax deductible.
How To Help Us Reach Our Goal – A New Police Station
We welcome assistance in any and all forms. Are you a tradesperson who can donate your time and skills? Are you a business person who can donate goods? Can you make a monetary contribution to our building fund? Are you available to help serve on the committee? Are you able to help out with general labor? There is so much that goes into a project like this that we are open to all offers of assistance. So please contact us through our website or come to the next committee meeting or volunteer drive.
||Chief Ernest Horne