Home Depot Supports Philadelphia Police Interrogation Equipment With $5,000 Contribution To Philadelphia Police Foundation
The Philadelphia Police Foundation (PPF) has received a $5,000 gift from Home Depot to be used to purchase equipment and installation for interrogation recording equipment for the Philadelphia Police Department’s Detective Bureau.
Maureen Rush, Philadelphia Police Foundation Board President and Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Police at the University of Pennsylvania, said the Foundation has raised approximately $100,000 this year to provide interrogation recording equipment for the police department’s Detective Divisions and the Special Victims Unit.
Funding for the electronic recording equipment was one of the strategic items included in the Foundation’s Case for Support, which was developed between the Police Commissioner’s office and the Foundation last year to pinpoint priority program, training and equipment needs for the department.
“I want to thank PPF board member Larry Sechuk, Vice President of Loss Prevention Special Operations and Law Enforcement Outreach for Macy’s, for his efforts to seek funding partners for the Police Foundation in the retail sector,” Rush said. “We encourage other Philadelphia area retailers to emulate the efforts of Home Depot and invest in the safety of Philadelphia through a donation to the Police Foundation.”
“We definitely appreciate Home Depot’s donation toward moving our department into the future of policing,” said Lt. John Stanford, Commanding Officer of the Police Department’s Public Affairs and Social Media. “Having this equipment will assist us in better serving the public and ensuring transparency for all.”
The presentation by Home Depot was made at the company’s Columbus Ave. store in Philadelphia. Sechuk and PPF Executive Committee board member Lee Daney were joined by Home Depot personnel and Police Homicide Capt. James Clark, who accepted the contribution on behalf of Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
To review the Philadelphia Police Foundation’s Case for Support, go to https://www.phillypolicefoundation.org/assets/downloads/CaseforSupport-BrochureFinal9-2013.pdf.