About Us

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:  Melissa Reid, Executive Director fay.policefoundation@gmail.com


It is the mission of the Fayetteville Police Foundation to promote and strengthen police-community relations by providing support and resources to the Fayetteville Police Department. We accomplish our mission by:

  • Developing supportive community and private-sector relationships with the Department;
  • Recognizing and supporting members of the Department;
  • Supporting innovative and collaborative projects; and,
  • Securing private funding sources for law enforcement projects not typically funded by local, state, or federal dollars.