Investing in Community Safety: A Practical Guide to Forming and Sustaining Police Foundations

Investing in Community Safety: A Practical Guide to Forming and Sustaining Police Foundations

Source: 

COPS Office

Author(s): 

Pamela Delaney, Joan Brody, William Andrews

To maintain the public safety gains of the past 20 years and the vastly improved relationships between police and the communities they serve, citizens will have to play an increasing role in sustaining and building on past crime reduction and crime prevention successes. Police foundations assist not only large but also small and medium police departments across the nation by engaging business leaders in community policing, providing extra-budgetary support for innovative law enforcement needs, and sustaining public safety gains in times of diminishing resources. Police foundations help maintain police service, expand police capabilities, and bridge budgetary gaps. To assist these and other efforts, Investing in Community Safety: A Practical Guide to Forming and Sustaining Police Foundations explains how properly instituted and managed police foundations can build a loyal donor base, help police departments strategically plan and effectively implement a progressive future, and ensure that both the raising and dispersing of funds are productive and ethical.

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