PRESS RELEASE
City of Woodland Public Safety
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-661-7800
Fax: 530-662-5377


8/21/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #N/A
Subject :

POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT
Contact :Derrek Kaff, Lieutenant, Police    530-661-7800
    derrek.kaff@cityofwoodland.org
Steve Guthrie, Sergeant, Police    530-661-7864
Steven.Guthrie@cityofwoodland.org

The Woodland Police Department announces the receipt of a grant donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The generous donation of $3,000 will be used to purchase additional Tactical Emergency Medicine equipment and uniforms for the Woodland Police Department and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department SWAT teams. By working together the Woodland Police Department and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department support rural operations to combat illegal marijuana cultivation on public lands in rural Yolo County. The Woodland/Yolo SWAT team has been tasked with the eradication of these types of illegal marijuana gardens.  Many of the criminals that operate these gardens use highly toxic and illegal pesticides.  Chemicals such as these have the potential to infect the Yolo County natural waterways.  During the eradication of the illegal marijuana gardens the SWAT team is tasked with capturing suspects and processing the scenes for evidence and the clean up of all hazardous material found at the camp sites. The Woodland Police Department thanks the Wal-Mart Foundation for their generous donation which will help keep our officers safe as they work to sustain the quality of life for Yolo County residents. 

 



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