Almost $1.5 million for PPD needs in the last 3 years

Funds raised go directly toward providing critical equipment, technology, training and innovative programs to help the Philadelphia Police Department improve public safety and enhance service to the city. Recent funding projects include:

  • New 'state of the art' Highway Patrol Safety Helmets
  • 50,000 KN95 protective face masks
  • New motorcycles for the Highway Patrol Unit
  • Centralized Data Management System (InfoShare) Intelligence Software
  • Equestrian equipment and veterinary visits for horses for the Mounted Patrol Unit.
  • Crash Data Retrieval System for the Accident Investigation Division
  • Additional K-9 officers (specially trained dogs) for the Canine Unit
  • Renovations to the 18th District building’s facilities and equipment, including a new HVAC system and upgrades to the interrogation, kitchen and locker rooms
  • Expansion of the Children of Police Scholarship Fund (COPS), which provides K-12 scholarships for children of fallen or permanently injured members of the PPD.
  • Ongoing cadet training programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum of African American History in Washington D.C., and National Constitution Center in Philadelphia
  • State of the Art Ballistic Helmets for the elite tactical SWAT Team Unit
  • Equipment and resources for use by Community Relations Officers in districts citywide
  • Police Explorers Program, which guides teens to a better path for the future by teaching the values needed to succeed in a law enforcement career and in life
  • Community Health Enrichment Empowerment Resources Services (C.H.E.E.R.S.)

Testimonials

  • "The Community Relations Division and the Community Relations Officers reach into every neighborhood in the City. And in doing so we generate many equipment needs to hold events, trainings, community gatherings, town hall meetings and so much more. There is a limited budget for the majority of these events but the Philadelphia Police Foundation step"
    - Altovise L., Inspector Philadelphia Police Department
  • "The SWAT Team gets called into action for the most dangerous situations on a daily basis. Having the safest and most advanced technology is critical to our effectiveness in completing the mission. For example, our ballistic helmets had reached their 5-year shelf life. But the PPF recognized and met this need and equipped SWAT with brand new state o"
    - John P., Inspector Philadelphia Police Department
  • "As Police Commissioner I know it takes a holistic effort to ensure the safety of the more than 1.5 million people who live, work and visit Philadelphia. Many resources are needed to support and equip the more than 6,500 sworn and 800 civilian men and women who work to protect and serve the people in this city and to keep officers safe while perform"
    - Danielle Outlaw, Commissioner Philadelphia Police Department

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