Libertyville Savings bank recently presented a $1,000 check to Fairfield PD Investigator Robert Barker for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office & Fairfield Police Department Strategic Response Team. The team is currently seeking funding for new safety equipment to protect them while serving the community. Jefferson County Sheriff Bart Richmond said that they are hoping to purchase armor plates and inserts with the proceeds. The estimated cost for the new safety equipment is approximately $8,823, so far $2,600 has been raised. Any extra money that is raised will be put towards updating other outdated/expired gear that needs replaced, second to the body armor.
Some of their responsibilities include responding to active shooters at our schools, tense hostage situations, and apprehending dangerous criminals. Their members have an extremely high level of commitment to providing an additional form of security to our community and put in hours of training on a monthly basis on their own time.
The equipment quoted for is: Level III+ armor plates (Armor plates issued to each officer for personal protection from firearm threats.) Side Kevlar armor inserts (Provide additional protection to the side of an officer’s armor carrier.)
A generous donation would put them closer to their goal in providing team members with the updated safety equipment needed to effectively respond to resolve dangerous situations in the community. Anyone wishing to make a donation can make a check payable to: “Fairfield Police Department, SRT Fund” and that can be sent to 1200 W Grimes Ave in Fairfield.