Police officers' telephone fund-raiser underway
The Jamestown Police Officers' Association kicked off its biennial fund-raising effort last week to raise money to support local charities and other projects.
Sgt. Bill Piva of the Jamestown Police Department, the president of the association, said that in past years the association has donated proceeds to sponsor an island baseball team, given money to the Women's Resource Center and sent a check to help police officers affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The officers are busy with police work, Piva said, so they have hired a professional fundraising firm, TCI America, to make the calls for them.
"We hope this will sustain us for the next two years," Piva said.
Piva said people do not need to feel pressured to donate. "Just tell them no," he said.
For more information about the fund-raiser, call treasurer Officer Karen Catlow at the police station, 423-1212.