A Force Behind The Shield

Advancing The Mission

Since 1998, the Philadelphia Police Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3, has quietly and effectively served the Philadelphia Police Department by supporting important program and equipment needs that are not included as part of the City of Philadelphia's annual budget.

Almost $700,000 since January 2013

Funds raised go directly toward providing the needed equipment and materials to help improve public safety. Past efforts have included funding for:

  • Bicycles and related equipment for the Police Bike Unit
  • Equipment and funding for the Mounted Patrol Unit
  • Segways for Chinatown Patrol Unit
  • Kevlar bullet proof vests
  • Supervisory training
  • Holocaust Museum and Anti-Defamation League Training
  • RAND Center for Quality Policing