(MENA) Representatives from Arvest Bank and the City of Mena were on hand for a check presentation on the steps of Mena City Hall on Monday morning.
Arvest Bank made a contribution of $8400 on the purchase of new officer uniforms that will be more efficient and comfortable to wear, while on duty throughout the community.
According to Chief Tommy Stueart, he stated that he “doesn’t see a way to fund this” without the Arvest Foundation grant. Stueart added that the “uniforms will be more functional and more comfortable for the officers”.
Stueart has seen considerable investment in the department and commented that “its fleet is in pretty good shape and as long as we can keep our fleet in pretty good shape and continue to doing the updates on the cars” that they will be in good shape.
Mayor Seth Smith added that “it is nice to see local businesses coming together and supporting us and what they do and it makes their jobs easier, when they have support from the community.”
Smith continued by saying that he is “appreciative in what they (Arvest Bank) and everyone else are doing” for the police department.