The Evansville Police Department Foundation is dedicated to preserving the public trust through community support, working to improve our city through efforts not funded through the department budget.
2015 United Leasing Championship
2015 SWAT Challenge
The Evansville Police Department Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is teaming up with the EPD SWAT team to host The SWAT Challenge in downtown Evansville on the morning of May 2nd. The SWAT Challenge is Evansville’s first city-based obstacle course. The course will be a 5K run with 15+ obstacles throughout the event. Proceeds from the challenge will go to the EPD Foundation, which exists to award financial grants to the Evansville Police Department for specialized equipment, education, collaborative community programs, and for the support of EPD personnel. A portion of the funds will also go to training and equipment for the SWAT team.
Again this year, The Foundation will award eight $2,000 Scholarships. Information on eligibility and how to apply may be accessed using the Scholarship tab.
As technology rapidly advances, new tools become available to enhance the work of law enforcement. However, with routine demands on the Evansville Police Department's general fund, there are limited resources for securing special equipment. The EPD Foundation hopes to supplement departmental assets by purchasing these types of tools.
Specialized training is critical to EPD in order to keep up with current trends in crime as well as learning new methods used by law enforcement. As our general fund has a limited training budget, the Foundation will make it possible for officers to take advantage of specialized training as it becomes available.
Over the years, EPD employees have suffered from personal tragedy--fire, tornadoes, family illness, etc. The foundation hopes to alleviate some of the financial burdens incurred during these times of need. To date, EPDF has assisted seven employees due to extended illness, family illness and death, and a flooding disaster
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The Evansville Police Department Foundation offers several ways for you to support its activities with your charitable donation. Some of these are:
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The Evansville Police Foundation would like to thank the following for their sponsorship and generosity.