Police foundation

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A police foundation is a charitable organization with the aim of improving policing.

In many cities, counties and states throughout the United States, local charitable organizations or "police foundations" have been created. Police foundations—nonprofit organizations that help raise money and provide resources for police programs, equipment, and special needs that cannot be readily provided through public sector funds—offer a promising source of support in bridging funding gaps.[1] This often includes support for specialized training and equipment that is important for citizen and officer safety, including body armor[2] and support for community programs associated with public safety, such as youth Police Explorer programs.[3] In 2010, it was estimated that at least 25 local police foundations existed,[4] although nearly 100 are listed below. These foundations have proved controversial in some locations.[5]

In the United States, the Police Foundation (also known as the National Police Foundation) operates at a national level but does not operate in the same way as local police foundations and has no affiliation with local foundations. Instead, the National Police Foundation conducts and translates scientific research, training, technical assistance and evaluation to advance policing. In the United Kingdom, the Police Foundation (UK) describes itself as "the UK's policing think tank".

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) partnered with the Target Corporation to hold a series of training workshops around the U.S. to "provide business leaders, elected officials, police chiefs, and foundation board members and staff with the basic tools to establish and grow a police foundation".[6] These workshops were conducted by representatives of the New York City Police Foundation.


A listing of local police foundations is provided below:

Foundation City, state (country) Website
Abbotsford Police Foundation Abbotsford, BC (Canada) http://www.abbotsfordpolicefoundation.org//
Albemarle County Police Foundation Albemarle County, VA http://www.acpdfoundation.org//
Alexandria Police Foundation Alexandria, VA http://www.alexandriapolicefoundation.org/
Arkansas State Police Foundation Arkansas http://aspfoundation.com/
Atlanta Police Foundation Atlanta, GA http://www.atlantapolicefoundation.org/
Baltimore County Police Foundation Baltimore, MD http://www.thebcpf.com/
Bellevue Police Foundation Bellevue, WA http://bellevuepolicefoundation.org
Bozeman Police Foundation Bozeman, MT [1]
Burbank Police Foundation Burbank, CA https://burbankpolicefoundation.org/
Camden Police Foundation Camden, NJ http://camdenpolicefoundation.org/
Central Indiana Police Foundation Central Indiana https://cipf.foundation/
Charlotte-Meckelenburg Police Foundation Charlotte, NC http://charlottepolicefoundation.org/
Charlottesville Police Foundation Charlottesville, VA http://www.cvillepolicefoundation.org//
Chesterfield County Police Foundation, Inc. Chesterfield County, VA http://chesterfieldpolicefoundation.org/
Chicago Police Foundation Chicago, IL http://www.cpdmemorial.org/
Chula Vista Police Foundation Chula Vista, CA http://chulavistapolicefoundation.org/
Cleveland Police Foundation Cleveland, OH http://clevelandpolicefoundation.org/
Clovis Police Foundation Clovis, CA http://clovispolicefoundation.org/
Colorado Springs Police Foundation Colorado Springs, CO http://www.policefoundationofcoloradosprings.org/
Columbus Police Foundation Columbus, OH http://www.thecolumbuspolicefoundation.org/
Cypress Police Foundation Cypress, CA http://cypresspf.org//
Daytona Beach Police Foundation Daytona Beach, FL http://www.daytonabeachpolicefoundation.org/
Denver Police Foundation Denver, CO http://www.denverpolicefoundation.org/
Edmonds Police Foundation Edmonds, WA http://www.edmondspolicefoundation.org/
Edmonton Police Foundation Edmonton, AB (Canada) http://www.edmontonpolicefoundation.com/
El Paso Police Foundation El Paso, TX http://www.elpasopolicefoundation.org/
Fairfax County Police Foundation Fairfax County, VA http://www.fairfaxfoundation.org/
Fayetteville Police Foundation Fayetteville, NC http://fayettevillepolicefoundation.org/
Fishers Police Foundation Fishers, IN https://www.fishers.in.us/1101/Fishers-Police-Foundation
Front Royal Police Foundation Front Royal, VA http://www.frontroyalpolicefoundation.org/
Gaithersburg Police Foundation Gaithersburg, MD http://www.gaithersburgpolicefoundation.com/
Gardena Police Foundation Gardena, CA http://www.gardenapolicefoundation.org
Gastonia Police Foundation Gastonia, NC http://www.gastoniapolicefoundation.com
Glendale Police Foundation Glendale, CA https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/police-department/community-outreach/glendale-police-foundation
Greensboro Police Foundation Greensboro, NC http://www.greensboropolicefoundation.org/
Greater Idaho Falls Police Foundation Idaho Falls, ID https://ifpolicefoundation.org/
Greenville Police Foundation Greenville, SC https://greenvillepolicefoundation.org/
Henrico Police Foundation Henrico, VA http://www.henricopolicefoundation.org/
Howard County Police Foundation Howard County, MD https://hcpf.org/
Juno Beach Police Foundation Juno Beach, FL http://www.jbpf.info
Jupiter Police Foundation Jupiter, FL https://www.jupiterpolicefoundation.org/
Kettering Police Foundation Kettering, OH https://www.ketteringoh.org/kettering-police-foundation/
Lancaster Police Foundation Lancaster, PA http://www.lancasterpolice.com/PoliceFoundation/index.htm
Lexington Police Foundation Lexington, VA http://www.lexingtonpolicefoundation.org/
Lodi Police Foundation Lodi, CA http://lodipolicefoundation.org/
Long Beach Police Foundation Long Beach, CA http://lbpolicefoundation.org/
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles, CA http://www.lapolicefoundation.org/
Los Gatos & Monte Sereno Police Foundation Los Gatos, CA http://lgmspolicefoundation.org/
Louisville Police Foundation Louisville, KY http://www.saferlouisville.com/
Lynchburg Police Foundation Lynchburg, VA https://www.lynchburgpolicefoundation.org/
Marco Island Police Foundation Marco Island, FL http://www.marcopolicefoundation.org/
Milton Police Foundation Milton, WA http://www.miltonpolicefoundation.us/
Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation Woodbury, MN http://www.mnchiefs.org/mcpa-foundation
Newark Police Foundation Newark, NJ http://newarkpolicefoundation.org/
Newport News Police Foundation Newport News, VA http://nnpolicefoundation.org/
New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation New Orleans, LA http://nopjf.org/
New York City Police Foundation New York, NY http://www.nycpolicefoundation.org/
Norcross Police Foundation Norcross, GA (Under revision)
Northeastern Massachusetts Police Foundation Northeastern MA https://nemlecfoundation.org/
Oakland Police Foundation Oakland, CA http://www.oaklandpolicefoundation.org/
Olathe Police Foundation Olathe, KS http://olathepolicefoundation.org/
Oregon State Police Foundation Salem, OR (Under revision)
Palm Beach Police Foundation Palm Beach, FL http://www.pbpolicefoundation.org/
Palm Beach Gardens Police and Fire Foundation Palm Beach Gardens, FL https://pbgpoliceandfirefoundation.org/
Palos Park Police Foundation Palos Park, IL http://www.palosparkpolicefoundation.org/
Pasadena Police Foundation Pasadena, CA http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/blog/police/?p=580/
Philadelphia Police Foundation Philadelphia, PA http://www.phillypolicefoundation.org/
Pittsburgh Police Foundation Pittsburgh, PA https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Pittsburgh-Police-Foundation-325156164256120/
Pocono Mountain Police Foundation Pocono Mountain, PA http://www.pmrpf.com/index.html
Prescott Valley Police Foundation Prescott Valley, AZ https://pvpolicefoundation.org/
Rochester Police Foundation Rochester, NY https://www.rochesterpolicefoundation.org/
Riverside Police Foundation Riverside, CA http://www.riversidepolicefoundation.org/
Riverton Police Foundation Riverton, WY http://www.rivertonwy.gov/departments/police/police_foundation1/index.php
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Foundation Ottawa, ON, (Canada) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Mounted_Police_Foundation
Sacramento Police Foundation Sacramento, CA http://www.sacpolicefoundation.org/
Saint Paul Police Foundation Saint Paul, MN http://www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com/
St. Louis Police Foundation St. Louis, MO https://www.stlouispolicefoundation.org
Salem Police Foundation Salem, OR http://www.salempolicefoundation.blogspot.com/
San Diego Police Foundation San Diego, CA http://www.sdpolicefoundation.org/
Santa Ana Police Foundation Santa Ana, CA http://www.sapdf.org//
Santa Barbara Police Foundation Santa Barbara, CA http://www.santabarbarapolicefoundation.org/
Scotch Plains Police Foundation Scotch Plain, NJ http://scotchplainspolicefoundation.org/
Seattle Police Foundation Seattle, WA http://www.seattlepolicefoundation.org/
Shawnee Police Foundation Shawnee, OK http://www.shawneeok.org/PublicSafety/Police/foundation//
Simi Valley Police Foundation Simi Valley, CA http://www.svpf.org/
Stamford Police Foundation Stamford, CT http://stamfordpolicefoundation.org//
Saint Paul Police Foundation Saint Paul, MN https://www.stpaulpolicefoundation.com/
Tempe Police Foundation Tempe, AZ http://tempepolicefoundation.org///
Toledo Police Foundation Toledo, OH https://toledopolicefoundation.org/
Toms River Police Foundation Toms River, NJ https://www.tomsriverpolicefoundation.org/
Tucson Police Foundation Tucson, AZ http://www.tucsonpolicefoundation.org/
Tustin Police Foundation Tustin, CA http://www.tustinpolicefoundation.org/
Upland Police Foundation Upland, CA http://www.uplandpolicefoundation.com/
Vancouver Police Foundation Vancouver, BC (Canada) http://www.vancouverpolicefoundation.org/
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and Foundation Henrico, VA http://www.vachiefs.org/
Virginia Beach Police Foundation Virginia Beach, VA http://www.vbpolicefoundation.org/
Washington Police Foundation Washington, DC http://www.dcpolicefoundation.org/
Waynesboro Police Foundation Waynesboro, VA http://www.waynesboropolicefoundation.com/
West Bloomfield Police Foundation West Bloomfield, MI http://wbpolicefoundation.org/
Winston-Salem Police Foundation Winston-Salem, NC http://wspolicefoundation.org/
Wichita Police & Fire Foundation Wichita, KS https://www.wichitapolicefoundation.org/
Woodstock Police Foundation Woodstock, GA http://www.wpfoundation.org

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  3. ^ "WDIO 50th Anniversary Feature: Duluth Police Foundation Superhero Fun Run". WDIO. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
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  5. ^ "Police foundations, like the new one in Springfield, are sources of help and controversy". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
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