Kennett PD gets money from residents to protect residents - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Kennett PD gets money from residents to protect residents

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - Several people in Kennett have made monetary donations to the Kennett Police Foundation, raising almost $14,000.

"I was contacted by several business leaders, business owners, and some others in the community wanting to know what they could do to help," said Kennett Police Chief James Paine.

The Kennett Police Foundation is a non-profit organization where folks can make donations, and then designate where they want those donations to go towards.

Chief Paine said they plan on using the money to upgrade their weapons, and to order equipment they don't have enough of.

"We only have two tasers for the police department," said Paine.

Purchasing more tasers gives officers another option to use when a confrontation occurs where force is required. Chief Paine said he is appreciative towards the community, and is overwhelmed by such generosity.

If you would like to donate to Kennett Police Department, please call (573) 888-4622.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Organization rallies citizens to help with tourism

    Organization rallies citizens to help with tourism

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-02-19 23:38:22 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 6:45 PM EST2018-02-19 23:45:15 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Main Street Hardy organization is trying to form a committee of citizens who are dedicated to increasing tourism in the town. 

    The Main Street Hardy organization is trying to form a committee of citizens who are dedicated to increasing tourism in the town. 

  • Early Headstart program coming to Sharp County

    Early Headstart program coming to Sharp County

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-02-19 23:22:19 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 6:28 PM EST2018-02-19 23:28:16 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    There will soon be a new option for affordable childcare in Sharp County. 

    There will soon be a new option for affordable childcare in Sharp County. 

  • Kansas City 8-year-old given a 3D printed arm

    Kansas City 8-year-old given a 3D printed arm

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:21 AM EST2018-02-19 15:21:06 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 3:52 PM EST2018-02-19 20:52:45 GMT
    A Kansas City 8-year-old is gifted a 3D printed armA Kansas City 8-year-old is gifted a 3D printed arm

    A Kansas City 8-year-old is gifted a 3D printed arm.

    A Kansas City 8-year-old is gifted a 3D printed arm.

Powered by Frankly