Chevalier joins Fort Myers Police Foundation Board

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 6, 2017) – Wayne Chevalier has joined the Fort Myers Police Foundation Board of Directors as a trustee.

For the past 25 years, he has owned and operated Greentree Services with his wife Laura, a company providing mental and behavioral health services to nursing homes. Prior to Greentree Services, Chevalier spent 20 years in management and marketing positions in the computer services and software industries.

He has been a resident of the Colonial Country Club community in Fort Myers since 2006 when he relocated from the Akron-Canton, Ohio area.  He has been a part of the leadership team of the South Akron Youth Mentorship, a non-profit that mentors youth in high poverty areas and continues his involvement as President of the Advisory Council for SAYM. For the past seven years, he has also led a team from Next Level Church in a mentorship program for children of the Renaissance Preserve community in Dunbar.

The Fort Myers Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and its local police department. All funds raised by the Police Foundation go toward purchasing life-saving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department and the community it serves. Since its formation in 2014, the Police Foundation has raised more than $150,000 that has gone toward purchasing medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges, a Meggitt FATS® L7 compact training simulator, a K-9 and more.

 


 

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ANONYMOUS DONOR GIVES $20,000 GRANT

Foundation will acquire more protective shields for officers

Fort Myers, FL, July 27, 2015– An anonymous donor has given the Foundation a $20,000 grant to fund the acquisition of 50 additional protective shields for the Police Department.

Foundation President, Larry Romano described the gift as the largest single donationreceived to date.  He said that helping protect our officers is the Foundation’s maingoal, and this gift will help acquire potentially lifesaving protection for them.

The small hand held shields are bullet proof, and are designed to protect officers’ head and neck areas inviolent or potentially violent situations.  The Foundation provided funds for the initial purchase of 10shields, and this donation will fund the acquisition of additional shields so that every patrol car can beequipped with one of them.  Officers wear protective vests to protect their torsos, but without theseshields their neck and head areas are left unprotected.
For more information on the Foundation go to www.fortmyerspolicefoundation.org

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Terry Dillow at 585.455.3358 or

email at terrydillow@gmail.com.