posted on May 06, 2015 13:40
SCOTT LOGISTICS CORP. ANNOUNCES MAJOR DONATION TO LOCAL
Freight Broker Purchases Body Cameras for Floyd County Police Department
Rome, Georgia - Scott Logistics Corp., a nationwide leader in the freight brokerage industry, announces a major gift to the Floyd County Police Department of video body cameras for its officers. Chief of Police Bill Shiflett graciously accepted the donation with an announcement today at the Floyd County Police Department in downtown Rome. The media event also included a demonstration of the technology.
"Video evidence is an increasingly important element for capturing crime scene testimony and is a valuable tool for presenting demonstrative evidence to juries," according to Chief Shiflett. "Victims and witnesses may frequently change versions of facts because of either fear or memory lapse, but police videos often help investigators determine the truth." Shiflett added, "Thanks to the generosity of Scott Logistics, the police department will now be able to present much stronger evidence from the perspective of the officer."
62 cameras have been acquired for approximately $25,000 in a purchase totally funded by Scott Logistics Corp. The vendor is L3-Mobile Vision which serves as the current supplier for video monitoring in all Floyd County Police Department vehicles.
Scott Logistics Corp. is owned by Diane Manis who started it with her husband Roger Manis. The couple is proud to call Floyd County home and pleased that Scott Logistics can show its community support through this initiative. "Local law enforcement is there to serve and protect us, and we are thankful for them and the job they do." said Mrs. Manis. "As a successful local business, we are thrilled we can support the Floyd County Police Department in this way. They have a tough job, and we hope these body cameras make a difference for them."
"Diane and Roger Manis have built a great business, and this is a fantastic example of their personal connection to the community," said Scott Logistics President Jay Matthews. "It is important for any business to have a great working relationship with local law enforcement, and we are proud we can help them out in this way. Diane and Roger are good business people, but this gracious donation also shows their good citizenship."
In its 20th year of business, Scott Logistics Corp. is based in Rome, Georgia, and has nine branch offices throughout the country. As a freight broker, Scott matches empty trucks with available loads of freight all over the country. It is a certified 100 percent female owned company. Services include truckload, LTL (Less than a truckload), intermodal, and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) capability. The company serves the contiguous 48 states as well as Mexico and Canada. Customers include 30 of the Fortune 500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 6, 2015
Jay Matthews, President - Scott Logistics Corporation
Roger Manis, Jr. - PR