The Belle Plaine Police Department was busy on Monday, Jan. 11, with visitors showing their gratitude for the officers and staff in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which occurred over the weekend on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Southern Valley Alliance Executive Director Christie Larson stopped by Monday morning to deliver treats to the department. Larson's team works with the Belle Plaine Police Department several times a month.
When Belle Plaine officers respond to a domestic assault, they contact Southern Valley Alliance to give support and resources to the victim.
“We are thankful to all of our law enforcement partnerships throughout Scott and Carver counties,” says SVA Executive Director Christie Larson. “By working together, we are more seamlessly able to assist victims of domestic violence in their greatest time of need.”
At lunch time, Cara Bishop and Tina Mack from True Real Estate in Henderson dropped off pizzas for the department.
“Our law enforcement do a lot in our community to keep us safe. I don’t think there is enough done to show gratitude for them, to be honest,” said Bishop. “It’s just a small token to tell them thanks for all they do.”