Batman has the Batmobile, the Lone Ranger has Silver and now Shelby Township Community Resource Officer Leslie Heisler is looking for her own trademark set of wheels.
With a $1,000 donation from the owner of Da Francesco’s Italian Cuisine, Heisler established the Community Oriented Policing/Public Education Resources (C.O.P.P.E.R) fund.
The Shelby Township Police Department is looking to raise $5,000 to purchase a mobile-education trailer, with displays and equipment for drug education, safety awareness, disaster preparedness and other services.
According to Heisler, the fund will ultimately be used to support the department’s community resource and education initiatives including Citizens Police Academy, Safety Town, Junior Police Academy and others.
“Any help to support this initiative would be greatly appreciated,” Heisler said. “We love our community and keeping Shelby Township residents safe is our top priority; that begins with educating and informing local youth and teens.”
The trailer would be available for residents to interact with at community events and township functions.
“The biggest hope for this trailer would be to reach out to as many local youth and teens possible,” Heisler added. “A mobile, interactive, trailer would allow us to literally take our show on the road.”
To help support the C.O.P.P.E.R fund or for more information, please contact Officer Leslie Heisler at (586) 731-2121 ext. 345.