RIDGEFIELD, WA – The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is supporting the Ridgefield Police Department with a $70,000 grant applied to a new patrol vehicle. The public safety department serves a seven-square mile community, home to approximately 8,900 residents, with 24/7 coverage. The new patrol vehicle will provide staff with additional capabilities to respond to emergency and public safety needs.
“The City of Ridgefield has been a valuable partner to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and our growing business ventures, and we appreciate the dedication of the Ridgefield Police Department,” said Philip Harju, Chairman of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. “We have found the Ridgefield Police to be responsive, compassionate and collaborative in addressing public safety needs, and we are pleased to provide additional resources that will help them in their mission of service every day.”
“The Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s investment in the region has created new opportunities for Ridgefield and the surrounding area, and as our area grows, so do our responsibilities to keep our community members safe,” said John Brooks, Chief of Police for Ridgefield. “We are grateful to the Cowlitz people for keeping our department well equipped with their generous gift, which will help us maintain our reputation as one of the safest cities in Washington and our high levels of satisfaction among our citizens.”