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What We Have Accomplished

Each year the Amherst Police Foundation has their annual Golf Invitational in September to raise money for the Amherst Police Department and each year the Invitational is more successful than the last. This, or course, is thanks to the support of the members and companies of the Amherst community.

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The first Invitational was held in 2004 and we were quite happy with the success of our first major endeavor. The proceeds from our first tournament helped the Foundation to purchase a mobile command unit for the Amherst Police Department. This vehicle has been used at crime scenes, evidence collection as well as at public events. The Foundation also gave scholarship money for a police officer to go to the FBI training school.

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The proceeds from the 2005 Invitational helped the Foundation to purchase two Segways for the Amherst Police Department. This has enabled a more efficient foot patrol in the village, parks and bike path. The Foundation has also given two scholarships to members of the police department to further their Criminal Justice education.

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In 2006 we were able to raise enough money to purchase the Avid Forensic System for the Amherst Police Department. This has allowed investigators to enhance video evidence captured at the scene of a crime. With the help of the Avid System investigators have been able to capture, process and output uncompressed muliplex images, highlight and track suspects and clarify video to reveal hidden details and create still photo. Once again we were also able to give a scholarship to a member of the police department to further her Criminal Justice education.

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The Invitational in 2007 was another great success and was our first time at The Country Club of Buffalo and that was a huge bonus. This past year we were able to purchase Visual Statement's top of the line edition of FX3 Premium Total Station. This is the ultimate tool for accident reconstruction. Everything the police officers need in one handy package, doing everything from diagramming, importing total station data, momentum analysis, calculations, SMAC simulations to animations in 2D or 3D.

We are once again having our annual Invitational and hope to raise enough money for the next piece of cutting equipment for the Amherst Police Department.