Denton County Sheriff Will Travis gave an early Christmas gift to the Flower Mound Police Department last week.
Travis presented a $35,000 check to Flower Mound Police Department Chief, Andy Kancel, at the November 22 Town Council meeting.
The majority of the donation will fund equipment necessary to transition from old fashioned ink fingerprinting to electronic fingerprinting in the Flower Mound Detention Center, according to a press release from the town.
The remaining funds will be used to purchase a new refrigerator, as new requirements have been put in place surrounding the preservation of refrigerated evidence.
Sheriff Travis explained that the donated funds are a direct result of search and seizure efforts from patrolling the I-35W corridor through Flower Mound, and other areas of Denton County.
Following the check presentation, Mayor Tom Hayden gave Chief Kancel a special recognition from State Senator Jane Nelson‘s office, after Denton County residents voted Chief Kancel Best Police Officer in 2016, in the 11th annual Best of Denton County publication.
Chief Kancel has been with the Flower Mound Police Department since 2013, prior to that serving as the as Assistant Police Chief in North Richland Hills.