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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Nisqually Indian Tribe Selects the DuPont Police Dept. for Local Government Funds Award

Nisqually Tribe members standing next to their donation of a police vehicle

DPD competed for the 2021 awards program, asking for funds to purchase a new police patrol car.  As a result, the Nisqually Indian Tribe provided $40,000 for the purchase of a new, 2021 Ford Police Interceptor patrol vehicle.  

“While we were fortunate enough to receive the grant in 2021, supply chain complications caused a longer-than-anticipated delay in the receipt of the vehicle, and getting it fully outfitted for patrol use,” said DuPont Police Chief Doug Newman.  “Now, months later, we have it ready for field use and to officially introduce this generous gift from the Nisqually community to the DuPont community.” 

The grant highlighted the public safety partnership between the Nisqually Indian Tribe and the DuPont Police Department.   Both communities are accessible via Interstate 5, with the Nisqually Indian Reservation being located within Thurston County, approximately 10 miles south of the City of DuPont.  However, the Tribe owns some land within the DuPont city limits.  “Effective public safety is a team effort and regional security along the I-5 corridor takes a cooperative approach, regardless of the jurisdiction.  We are extremely proud to have the Nisqually Indian Tribe as one of our partners, and considering that this has been the Nisqually people’s home, even before the establishment of Fort Nisqually in 1833, makes the selection of this award that much more meaningful to the men and women of the DuPont Police Department,”  Newman added.       

To read the entire press release and see the photos, please click the link here.

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