Bay Alarm to Present Colton’s SWAT Team with Vital Equipment
Colton, CA – On November 7, Bay Alarm Company, the largest independently-owned and operated alarm company in the United States, will present their donation to the Colton police department of state-of-the-art ballistics helmets for their Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.
This donation represents the beginning of the Colton Police Department – Bay Alarm Company relationship. Bay Alarm has a long tradition of championing law enforcement in the communities it serves throughout California— including annual support in the amount of $100,000 to the Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) located in Pittsburg, CA, a partnership that is now approaching its 9th year.
As more and more officers are killed by gunshot wounds to the head, ballistic helmets are of critical importance to police departments. Composed of 14 elite detectives and patrol officers who train bi-monthly to perform high risk operations such as hostage rescues, serving search warrants, subduing barricaded suspects, and engaging heavily-armed criminals, the Colton SWAT team had been using outdated equipment due to deep government budget cuts.
Four Bay Alarm Company executives including Matt Westphal and Tim Wesphal, co-owners of this family-owned and operated company will be joining the SWAT team at the Colton Police Department, located at650 North La Cadena Drive,Colton,California at 10:00 a.m. on November 7 to present the helmets and participate in the officer training.
“This donation means so much to our company”, said Matthew Westphal, co-president of Bay Alarm Company. “When we found out that the Colton SWAT team was using dangerously outdated helmets, we responded immediately with an offer to provide the latest lifesaving equipment. We care about the communities we serve and look forward to finding other opportunities to support law enforcement agencies throughout the state.”
“We are enormously grateful for this generous donation,” addedColtonpolice Cpl. Ray Mendez. “This is an excellent example of a private organization stepping in to fill budget shortfall gaps, which in this case was putting police officer’s lives at risk.”
For more information about photo opportunities and to schedule interviews on November 7, please contact Cpl. Ray Mendez at (909) 841-9423.
About Bay Alarm Company
Bay Alarm Company was founded more than 65 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 1946, Bay Alarm has grown to be the largest independently owned and operated alarm company in theUnited States, protecting over 100,000 residential and commercial customers. Now in its third generation of family ownership and operation, Bay Alarm has expanded throughoutCalifornia with 14 service centers spanning the state. For more information about Bay Alarm Company, visit www.BayAlarm.com.