Wilkinson police receive equipment grant

WILKINSON — The Hancock County Community Foundation recently awarded the Wilkinson Police Department a $795 grant for police equipment.

The grant came from the Hancock County Enrichment Endowment Fund, which aims to address a broad range of needs.

It helps support long-term solutions to community problems; public safety personnel respond quickly to emergencies and organizations meet changing social, cultural, educational and environmental needs in the local community.

The police department plans to use the grant to purchase a new hand-held radar, replacing a 19-year-old model.

Wilkinson’s police department employs nine officers.