In June of 2009, Dunmore Police Chief Patrick Reese approached local businessman and longtime friend Jody Cordaro for a donation for Dunmore’s National Night Out; Chief Reese got more than he expected. In lieu of giving a monetary donation, Mr. Cordaro, President of SCE Environmental Group, Inc., asked Chief Reese if there was anything the Department needed to increase his officer’s safety. One item on Reese’s wish list was Tasers for his officers. Taser’s are Electronic Control Devices (ECD) used widely throughout the law enforcement community. The statistics are staggering; ECD’s reduce officer injuries by up to 80% and reduce lethal force by 78%.
Cordaro agreed to the request without hesitation. “As a company, we have always been active in making our community a better place and a safer place. We hope that our support of the Dunmore Police Department through this small token of our appreciation will save a life”, says Cordaro. “I grew up with most of the officers on the force, including Chief Reese, and it is nice to be able to provide such an important tool to the war on crime that these men and women fight every day.” SCE donated 3 taser x26 guns, holsters, training, and cartridges to the Dunmore Police Department valued at over $7500.