While most towns with a police presence the size of Farber struggle to update their emergency equipment, the City of Farber recently took big steps in providing Police Chief David Ray some state-of-the-art equipment through the help of a grant. Thanks to the help of Missouri’s Department of Public Safety, Farber’s police cruiser has received the latest upgrades to better service both the police chief and the public.
The Department of Pubic Safety approved the grant for up to $10,000 though just $6,000 was needed for the upgrades. The City of Farber provided 10-percent of the match at around $600.
The upgrades include a new siren box, gun rack with shotgun lock so the officer doesn’t have to get weapon out of the trunk in case of emergency, new low profile LED headlight, 110 watt radio, and a light bar. The installation was completed on Friday, March 16 by A&W out of Eolia.
“I’m psyched for the update and it helps for me to do my job,” Ray said.