Early in 2016, a group of retired and current Phoenix police officers created the Foundation of Retired Police Officers. The Foundation received its incorporation and 501(c)(3) designation as a nonprofit.
The current Board of Directors is made up of active and retired officers, as well as civilians and community leaders.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide assistance to ill or injured retired members of the law enforcement community, including but not limited to police officers, dispatchers and other support personnel as the Foundation Board would deem appropriate.
The Foundation believes public safety retirees have medical, physical, psychological and material needs that, at times, are not met by the current benefits of the city or state. We have developed this Foundation as a support group to help meet unexpected or emergency needs for these retirees.
As a brand-new foundation, we have contacted several organizations and individual retired Phoenix police officers and dispatchers asking for help. The Foundation appreciates the support of PLEA and PPSLA, as well as the many citizens and retirees who have made tax-deductible contributions. Because of that generosity, we have already been able to help two retired officers.
The Foundation is currently forming an outreach program to benefit widows and widowers of retired officers, a long-forgotten group of our family.
If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (623) 465-9569.