Chair: Janet L. Peters, Ottawa University Vice-Chair: Blaine Finch, Green, Finch, Boyd & Covington Secretary:Dr. Mark Eldridge, Neosho County Community College Treasurer:Bob Greenfield, Greenfield and Davidson Member:Robbin Kerth, Wealth Management, People’s Bank Member:Tina Albers, General Manager, Walmart-DC Ex-Officio:Dennis P. Butler, Chief of Police * Board members required to provide financial gift to the Ottawa Police Foundation annually.
1971 -The New York City Police Foundation was formed Today, there are approximately 90-100 police foundations across the country Exist to increase professionalism, enhance services, foster innovation, and promote community outreach Concentrated on the coasts Support agencies large and small
Incorporated in May 2009 (< 1% admin. costs) Why form a foundation-501(c)(3)? D.A.R.E. Camp – our signature program began with existing fund balance donated previously. Those funds remain dedicated to D.A.R.E. Annual funding is approx. $9,000 (goal met for 2010) D.A.R.E. VideoVideo Chief Butler serves on IACP Police Foundation Board
Advanced Technology- PowerDMS pruchased and installed Advanced Leadership & Professional Development. Utility Vehicle for Special Events Cadet Program-$3,000 per cadet, per year scholarship to NCCC (City will fund PT salary) Accreditation-application fee +first three years $11,000 (grant application pending), annual fee thereafter is $4,200.
Ottawa Police Department for: D.A.R.E. Camp Advanced Technology Advanced Leadership & Professional Training Police Cadets on Scholarship, and Utility Vehicle Agency Accreditation (C.A.L.E.A.) Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies