Published DateMEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) announced that the charitable fund carrying its name has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Laconia Police Department. These funds will be put toward the Police Department's "Cop Card" program.
The Laconia Police Department's "Cop Card" program was put in place in 1997. The cards, similar in style to a baseball trading card, contain a picture and biography of each Laconia Police Officer. Children throughout the community are encouraged to seek out their local police officers, introduce themselves and ask for their "Cop Card." The program promotes a sense of community through positive interactions with local law enforcement.
"During challenging economic times, operating budgets can not provide for community outreach initiatives, such as the 'Cop Card' program," said Laconia Police Department Captain Matthew Canfield. "We are fortunate to have local partners, like Meredith Village Savings Bank, that recognize the importance of these programs and step forward to provide support so that they can continue. The 'Cop Card' program is a valuable part our community policing program and it allows children to get to know their local law enforcement officers as role models and resources."
CAPTION — Meredith Village Savings Bank Regional Vice President, Robyn Masteller (second from right) and Gilford Branch and Business Development Officer, Becky Reposa (second from left) present a $1000 check to Laconia Police Department Captain Matthew Canfield (left), Officer Michelle Cardinal (center) and Officer Lindsey Legere (right). (Courtesy photo)