The Lake Orion Police Association (LOPA) has created a program that will help teachers and students at Blanche Sims Elementary school.

The Lake Orion Police Department Chief took to Facebook to congratulate his officers and speak highly of them:

lake-orion-police“The purpose of LOPA is to develop and foster good community relations and to build bridges within the community, to improve communication and policing methods in order to better know and serve the residents, businesses, and visitors in the Village of Lake Orion.

There is no greater opportunity than to assist our teachers and our youth in this mission.

Officer Toff Stanfield approached the LOPA membership with the idea of providing assistance to Blanche Sims teachers and staff in purchasing classroom and student supplies. Teachers often use their own money for many of these needs, and many families struggle with the costs of student supplies. In addition, LOPA wanted to help create a School Lunch Fund, with a donation that guarantees no child will go without a lunch, or be embarassed in the lunch line if their account is empty.

Today, Officer Stanfield and LOPA President, Officer Frank Scarpaci presented a $1,500 check for classroom and student supplies. They also presented a $500 check for student lunches to Principal Ken Nuss at a meeting with teachers and school staff.

As Chief, I am proud of our officers who are constantly finding new ways to improve the community. They provide a positive influence in the lives of our children and those who help develop them for their future.

Well done, guys!”

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