Welcome to the Website of Police Foundation of Colorado Springs. The Police Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the services of the Colorado Springs Police Department, while promoting excellence in the department and improving public safety by providing resources not otherwise available from the City.
Since the Foundation was established in 2009, it has contributed more than $275,000 to fund equipment and training that enhance the safety and professionalism of the city’s police force and that contribute to public safety.
One of the items funded by the Foundation is a medical trauma kit that is issued to each sworn officer and full time community service officer in the department. Each kit contains supplies that officers can use to stabilize injured individuals until more advanced medical aid arrives on scene. Officer feedback on the effectiveness of the kits has been very positive and encouraging and in some instances, has saved lives of officers and citizens.
The Foundation also is responsible for hosting the annual Medal of Valor Awards Program, which honors police officers for acts of heroism in the line of duty. The Foundation is honored to be a part of this program and to continue a worthy tradition that began over 30 years ago. Over 420 medals have been awarded to more than 385 officers. These medals include the Police Cross, Medal of Honor, Medal of Valor and the Distinguished Service Award.
As our city continues to grow, the challenges faced by our police department expand and test those who have sworn to protect and serve our community. The Police Foundation provides an important avenue for the private sector to come alongside the police department to support the department in its mission.
We are grateful for those who protect and serve in our community. Police Foundation of Colorado Springs allows us to show our gratitude and enhance the Colorado Springs Police Department’s capabilities through investments in technology, education and training.
Through the Police Foundation, business and community leaders are taking an active role to ensure Colorado Springs has a highly trained and capable police force, which effectively and efficiently serves the needs of our community.
Thank you for joining us in this important effort!
PFCS donation provides 18 CSPD officers with tactical vest kits
A donation from Police Foundation of Colorado Springs to Shield616 resulted in 18 Colorado Springs Police Department officers receiving tactical vest packages.
The tactical vests are designed to protect officers from high-velocity weapons like the one used during the November 2015 Planned Parenthood incident.
Learn more about the Feb. 13, 2017 presentation ceremony hosted by Shield616 by visiting the Donation page.
PFCS enlists public support to purchase tactical vest packages
Police Foundation of Colorado Springs has committed to help raise funds to provide advanced tactical gear for 410 Colorado Springs Police Officers. This advanced gear is designed to protect officers in active shooter situations where the officers may be facing high velocity weapons. PFCS is working with Shield616, a local nonprofit, to purchase the tactical packages, which cost $1,000 each and contain six advanced pieces of equipment. Click here to learn more about the gear and how you can donate.
PFCS offering Medical Trauma Kits for sale to public
Medical Trauma Kits carried by Colorado Springs police officers are now available for purchase by the public.
Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is pleased to offer these kits for sale to the general public for $125. The sales proceeds will fund the Foundation's Richard Myers Scholarship Fund, which supports children of active, retired and fallen police officers and civilian department staff.
Each medical trauma kit contains a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, emergency trauma dressing, chest seal, EMT shears, trauma pad and two pair of nitrile gloves.
Click on the Donate link above to order your kit.
Police Foundation of Colorado Springs Does Not Call Soliciting Donations
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has notified Police Foundation of Colorado Springs that Colorado Springs residents have received solicitation phone calls from someone claiming to represent Police Foundation of Colorado Springs. Our organization does not solicit donations through phone calls or through the mail.
If someone claiming to represent Police Foundation of Colorado Springs has contacted you, or someone you know, please do not respond to the donation request. Rather, let us know if you have been contacted by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CSPD officers, civilians highlighted in Gazette profiles
Colorado Springs Police Department sworn officers and civilians are being highlighted in a series of profiles appearing everyother week in The Gazette. The profiles, sponsored by Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, focus on the contributions of those who dedicate their lives to keeping our community safe.
El Paso County sheriff’s deputies will be better prepared to handle life-threatening injuries thanks to a Police Foundation of Colorado Springs donation.
Fund Supports Children of CSPD Employees, Retirees
December 5, 2010 | The Gazette
The men and women on patrol in Colorado Springs now have support separate from the limitations of the city budget. The formation of the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs was just announced. It is a funding source and board made up of people independent of the department.
Nov. 30, 2010 | KOAA