Police foundation

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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. Although local police foundations play a very important role in supporting law enforcement, they have not been without controversy in some locations.[5] 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:

City, State (Country)
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
Camden Police Foundation Camden, NJ http://camdenpolicefoundation.org//
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://web.archive.org/web/20120827125645/http://www.fisherspolicefoundation.org/
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://web.archive.org/web/20110711050445/http://glendalepolicefoundation.org/testsite/GPF/Welcome.html
Greensboro Police Foundation Greensboro, NC http://www.greensboropolicefoundation.org/
Henrico Police Foundation Henrico, VA http://www.henricopolicefoundation.org/
Houston Police Foundation Houston, TX http://www.houstonpolicefoundation.com/
Kettering Police Foundation Kettering, OH https://web.archive.org/web/20100129220248/http://www.ketteringoh.org/newweb/departments/police/kpd_kettering_police_foundation.php
Howard County Police Foundation Howard County, MD https://web.archive.org/web/20120405142424/http://countyofhowardmd.us/policefoundation.htm
Juno Beach Police Foundation Juno Beach, FL http://www.jbpf.info
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 https://web.archive.org/web/20100502174250/http://www.lodipdfoundation.org/index.htm
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://web.archive.org/web/20100605044709/http://www.lynchburgva.gov/Index.aspx?page=4547
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.com/
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 http://www.norcrosspdfoundation.org
NorthEastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement

Council Police Foundation

Commonwealth of Massachusetts http://www.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 https://web.archive.org/web/20120428024523/http://www.ospfoundation.org/
Palm Beach Police Foundation Palm Beach, FL http://www.pbpolicefoundation.org/
Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation Palm Beach Gardens, FL http://www.pbgpolicefoundation.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://web.archive.org/web/20120501215103/http://pghpf.org/
Pocono Mountain Police Foundation Pocono Mountain, PA http://www.pmrpf.com/index.html
Prescott Valley Police Foundation Prescott Valley, AZ https://web.archive.org/web/20101003215441/http://www.pvpolicefoundation.com/
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://web.archive.org/web/20100426062724/http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/mr-ce/mpf-fpm/index-eng.htm
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//
Tempe Police Foundation Tempe, AZ http://tempepolicefoundation.org///
Toms River Police Foundation Toms River, NJ https://web.archive.org/web/20120226173813/http://www.trpolice.org/index.php/tr-police-foundation.html
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/
Woodstock Police Foundation Woodstock, GA http://www.wpfoundation.org


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