Public safety and emergency preparedness are essential elements to Fayetteville’s economic vitality and livability. The Fayetteville Police Foundation provides the opportunity for collaboration between the public and private sectors to share the desire for a safer city.
The Fayetteville Police Foundation, founded in 2009, is an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to fostering public safety through community building, education, and outreach. Thus, the Foundation is in a unique position to promote dialogue between the community and law enforcement.
The Foundation provides a vehicle through which residents and businesses can do their part to help provide resources for programs that enhance the ability for the city’s men and women in blue to prevent and reduce crime.
While the city budget provides the necessary resources to fund operations of the Fayetteville Police Department, a number of programs are underfunded or not funded. The foundation was created as a catalyst in responding to this need, so that no innovative program would be left behind.
For more information, contact: Cindy McCormic, Executive Director
It is the mission of the Fayetteville Police Foundation to support the Fayetteville Police Department in providing a safe community for the benefits of its citizens by focusing on:
- Developing supportive community and private-sector relationships for our police department;
- Securing private funding sources for law enforcement projects not typically funded by local, state, or federal dollars;
- Supporting innovative and collaborate projects; and,
- Recognizing our officers and others for outstanding achievements.
ROLE OF THE FOUNDATION
The FPF recognizes that the Fayetteville Police Department, with 90% of the annual budget going to support personnel and operational costs, has very little flexibility to develop new programs and encourage innovation. The role of the foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the City of Fayetteville to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. As modern law enforcement strategies and techniques continue to be more complex, the Fayetteville Police Department, similar to police departments across the country, has increasing needs to stay current with crime fighting strategies and innovative technology.