Minnetonka Police Officer Scott Marks receives $1,000 grant

Minnetonka Police Department’s community engagement officer, Scott Marks (in uniform), received a $1,000 grant Sept. 6 for placing second in Aftermath’s #WhyWeServe nationwide contest among law enforcement officials. The grant money will be go toward implementing mental health initiatives for both community members and officers. The program will allow police officers to visit community members a couple days after a mental health incident to check in and suggest resources. Police officers will benefit from a specialized counseling service staffed with professionals who understand the culture of police departments. From left: Aftermath representatives Tina Bao, Genna Hines and Stephen Brown, Officer Marks, Aftermath representative Tony Cusinato and Minnetonka Police Chief Scott Boerboom. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)
Minnetonka Police Department’s community engagement officer, Scott Marks (in uniform), received a $1,000 grant Sept. 6 for placing second in Aftermath’s #WhyWeServe nationwide contest among law enforcement officials. The grant money will be go toward implementing mental health initiatives for both community members and officers. The program will allow police officers to visit community members a couple days after a mental health incident to check in and suggest resources. Police officers will benefit from a specialized counseling service staffed with professionals who understand the culture of police departments. From left: Aftermath representatives Tina Bao, Genna Hines and Stephen Brown, Officer Marks, Aftermath representative Tony Cusinato and Minnetonka Police Chief Scott Boerboom. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)