Friday, September 25, 2009

Eagan Rotarian series #6

Jim McDonald has served as a police officer in Eagan since 1988. In September 2006, he became our police chief for a police department which started back in 1965. Over 68 highly educated officers serve to protect our community; our crime rate in Eagan is lower than the Minnesota state average which is lower than the US average. The 2009 Eagan police department budget is $10,956,300. Over $225,000 in fines or forfeitures were collected in 2008.

Jim posed with a replica of the original 1965 Ford police car. The car cost $2,900 at that time. A new police care now costs $38,000.

12 comments:

  1. la voiture est classe. cela fait un beau budget pour le departement de la police

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  2. They do a great job in each of our communities.

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  3. Cool civics lesson. I would have thought a new police car would be more costly than that given all of the high tech gear most have in them.

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  4. Nice looking police gentleman. Sounds like he's doing a good job as a leader of coppers. Can't do without 'em, usually. Sometimes, when they get out their little radar guns and hide in the bushes, though...

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  5. Nice photo of a smiling policeman.
    Keep up the important work,Mr. Mc. Donald!

    GOD HELG!:-)

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  6. 38000 $! Their cars must be nice!

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  7. Great photo! It reminds me of the tv movies Hazzard, back in the eighties...

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  8. Nice portrait of a guy who, as you say, clearly knows his job. You're lucky for this.

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