Two school resource officers with the Jasper (IN) Police Department are now outfitted with two patrol vehicles that were donated by a group of area residents who raised the money for the purchase and outfitting of the vehicles.
The agency said, "With the generous support of several great donors, the Jasper Police Department was able to receive two SRO vehicles: a 2019 Dodge Ram Truck, driven by SRO Brian Lampert, and a 2020 Ford Mustang, driven by Jason Knies."
The vehicle graphics were designed by students at Jasper High School and were applied as a vehicle wrap by a local company, 2 Sign Guys.
"The hope for these vehicles is to get students to engage in conversation and help build relationships with our School Resource Officers," the agency said in a statement.
"Our School Resource Officers do a great job of interacting with students, but this can be an additional way to build pride with officers and students. With the help of the Dubois County Community Foundation, we've had some great donors come forward to support this project. We really appreciate the support of the community and excited to promote the pride of the Jasper School Corporation."