By Ashley Gallagher
New Star Reporter
The Pauls Valley Police Department is making improvements, thanks to a local contribution.
The department was granted a $2,500 community grant from Pauls Valley’s Walmart Distribution Center #6042 last week.
The funds will tentatively be used toward replacing and equipping a detective vehicle, according to Assistant Police Chief Derrick Jolley.
“We have applied for this grant from our local Walmart Distribution Center for the last several years and they have been very generous to grant it to us each time,” Jolley said.
Past grant funds were used to purchase rifle vests and helmets.
The Walmart Foundation and local distribution center offer a certain amount of grants each year to any government or charitable organization.
Pauls Valley Walmart Distribution Center Manager Larry Turner said applicants must meet the criteria for being a non-profit organization.
They are required to write a statement regarding how they plan to use the funds to support and grow the local community.
That statement is then forwarded to the Walmart Foundation for final approval to grant funds.