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The city budget is stretched to a deficit and federal grants to local law enforcement are shrinking. Though crime in the City of Los Angeles is down to a 60-year low, budget cuts to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) continue to threaten the staffing and resources needed to continue the Department’s success. With 97% of the LAPD’s budget spent on personnel, only 3% is left to purchase new equipment and technology and pay for community outreach, youth programs and specialized training. Your support is needed to enhance the efficiency and modernization of the LAPD that will help keep our communities and families safe.
The Los Angeles Police Foundation is the major source of private financial support for the LAPD. The Police Foundation supports the LAPD by creating partnerships that provide resources to fund urgently needed equipment and technology, training, youth programs and community outreach not available from the city budget.
Since its founding in 1998, the Police Foundation has awarded over $18 million in grants that help the police serve at their highest level.
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Every day the job of the LAPD gets tougher, more complex and dangerous. Modern policing requires a high level of sophistication in officer equipment, training, technology and community outreach. As a result, the job of LAPD gets more expensive.
Since the Police Foundation began 15 years ago, annual grant requests from LAPD to fund projects, has grown from four to 138. Projects range from bomb sniffing training for K-9s stationed at LAX that help protect travelers from terrorist attacks, DNA testing for rape kits that have helped identify and arrest perpetrators, to a mini boot-camp for at-risk youth that has positively turned around the lives of over 10,000 teenagers.
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There are many ways that you can donate to the Los Angeles Police Foundation.
Support the LAPD on eBay
Are you addicted to eBay? Or are you thinking about selling that surfboard you promised you'd use all summer?
Why not add the Los Angeles Police Foundation to "your causes" on eBay, and you'll be donating to LAPD every time you see "SOLD."
It's easy! Just click here to add LAPF to your causes, choose your desired donation percentage per item, and start selling on eBay to help the LAPD perform at their highest level!
When you shop online from our partners through the LAPF Online marketplace, up to 25% of your purchase will benefit the LAPD. Click the basket to start shopping now!
Every Time You Swipe Your Ralphs Card You Support LAPD
Up to 4% of your monthly purchase to Ralphs will go directly to the LAPD to help fight crime. It’s easy! All you have to do is register your Ralphs Rewards Card online, shop and swipe! Click on the grocery bag to enroll today! (Use NPO #92970)
Donate Your Old Car, Motorcycle or Boat
The process is quick and easy. They will pick up your vehicle and give you a receipt so you can deduct the gross sales price as an itemized deduction on your income taxes. Click on the car to get started!
Make a Direct Contribution to the LAPF
Not interested in shopping? Don’t have an unwanted vehicle to donate? Just click on the donate button and give directly to the LAPF to help the LAPD fight crime in our city.
LAPD Honors 42 Real Heroes
Chief Charlie Beck awards Officer Guillermo De La Riva of LAPD's 77th Division, with the Purple Heart. De La Riva was shot in the face by a parolee attempting to hide from officers this past June.
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, the Los Angeles Police Foundation hosted the annual Above & Beyond Ceremony to honor and celebrate Los Angeles Police Department officers who have demonstrated exceptional bravery and heroism in the line of duty.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, city officials and others were joined by KTLA news anchor Chris Schauble who acted as master of ceremonies and narrator for the programís many inspiring, crime-fighting scenarios of exceptional bravery and heroism. This year, 42 officers were selected to receive a Medal of Valor or Purple Heart award in connection with incidents going all the way back to 1946. Two officers received the Medal of Valor, while 40 received the Purple Heart.
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