Greenville Police Chief Daniel Busken is hoping to encourage the community to chip in toward efforts to protect women against rape.
Donations will go to the RAD (Rape Aggressive Defense) training program at the police department.The city of Greenville has seen a rise in incidents of rape since last year, having 25 reported this year as compared to just 19 last year. And, according to Busken, rape is one of the most unreported crimes. The F.L. Young Foundation has offered the department a $5,000 grant toward the $10,000 needed for training and equipment, with Altrusa International providing $1,000 and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association providing $500. If you’d like to donate to the program, contact Busken at 903-457-2913. Additional information about RAD is available at www.rad-systems.com.