Our department serves the city of Rosemount, a southern Twin Cities suburb of just under 25,000 people. We were the first agency in Minnesota to join the Pink Patch Project in 2017. In the past two years (and with the help of newly joined Hastings Police Department in 2018) we have raised approximately $10,000 for American Cancer Society. We annually participate in their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We sell patches and challenge coins to raise funds. It is a voluntary initiative for our officers with nearly 100% participation.
The St. Louis Park Police Department is a first ring suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota located in Hennepin County. The department provides law enforcement services for a population of 49,000 residents covering 10.84 square miles. This is the first year the department has been apart of this program. We have dedicated this year's fundraising to a local charity, the Jane Brattain Breast Center. The funds will be used to help purchase a new vehicle that is used to give free mammograms to women who can't afford check ups.