CARVER – The A.D. Makepeace Company has purchased two all-terrain vehicles and a trailer to the Carver Police Department to assist in the development of an off-road patrol function in this rural community.
According to Police Chief Marc Duphily, officers would be provided with specialized training to make the best use of the vehicles. The vehicles will be used for such activities as responding to medical emergencies, complaints of vandalism, or proactive education of ATV and dirt bike riders in remote areas.
“We have a great relationship with the Town of Carver and its highly professional public safety departments,” said James F. Kane, president and chief executive officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Following on the heels of a contribution earlier this year for communications equipment for the Carver Fire Department, this donation to the Police Department will expand their capabilities and make the town even safer for all of us. We are delighted to support the Carver Police Department with the purchase of equipment that may very well ultimately benefit all of us in the cranberry industry.”
“The Carver Police Department is very grateful for the donation of two ATVs and a trailer by the A.D. Makepeace Company to assist in providing police services to our community,” said Police Chief Marc Duphily. “We have long needed this equipment to enhance our ability conduct police operations but due to budgetary constraints have not been able to acquire them. Our officers will make good use of the new equipment both here in town and as part of the regional Search and Rescue team.”
Two Carver police officers are assigned to the regional Search and Rescue Team, which responds to requests from surrounding communities.
Chief Duphily noted that the large number of cranberry bogs in the area routinely result in requests from property owners for assistance with trespassing and illegal dirt bike riding.
The 168-year-old A.D. Makepeace Company is North America’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.