Philadelphia Police Foundation Contributes More Than $420,000 To Police Department During 22-Month Period In 2013-2014

Nov 11 2014

The Philadelphia Police Foundation made a significant impact on the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department in the past two years through its contributions of funding for equipment, training and programs that were not included in the city’s budgets. More than $420,000 has been raised – and then contributed – by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in the last 22 months.

Projects which have been funded include:

  • $80,000 for trucks, trailers and equipment for the Mounted Patrol Unit – supported by general gifts, including significant support from the Foundation’s Directors
  • $45,000 to support the Supervisory In-Service Training Program (POSIT) – supported by Motorola Solutions Foundation
  • $135,000 for 152 bulletproof vests – supported by McKean Defense Solutions, Independence Blue Cross, Cozen O’Connor Foundation, and other corporations
  • $29,000 for 450 sets of lights for Bike Patrol Unit bicycles – supported by 93.3 WWMR and Xfinity Live! events and general gifts
  • $7,500 for specialized air conditioning and heating units for K-9 vehicles – supported by FOP Lodge 5 and its friends and vendors
  • $15,000 to underwrite the development of a comprehensive new officer recruitment plan – supported by the Olitsky Family Foundation
  • $97,000 for new interrogation recording equipment and an evidence management system – supported by Directors’ gifts, Tyco Integrated Security and its subcontractors, LBrands, Home Depot, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s and KPMG
  • $12,500 to underwrite the D.A.R.E Program in Philadelphia Public Schools – supported by the Connelly Foundation

A year-end report for 2014 will be compiled in January after final grants are awarded in December by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.