The St. Louis Police Foundation provides monetary support, services and goods to the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments. Requests to the Foundation come directly from the men and women in uniform regardless of their position. The Foundation expedites the most crucial requests within 24 hours helping to ensure the highest level of police service to the St. Louis community.
The Police Foundation was established in 2007 by Doug Albrecht and former police commissioner Chris Goodson. Recognizing the incredible demands placed upon the men and women who protect our community, the Foundation secures private support to positively impact our police capabilities. Our Foundation is modeled after effective police foundations in other major cities and is now regarded as a leading midsize police foundation. Leadership consists of an executive director and 25 volunteer board members.
Our St. Louis Police Departments operate on a bare-bones budget. With more than 88% of the annual budget needed for personnel costs, there is little left to invest in the tools and programs police officers need to serve and protect our region. This comes at a time when the demands of modern law enforcement are escalating. The Foundation is the non-profit organization that serves as a crucial bridge, providing essential equipment, training and programs that help reduce crime and keep our officers safe.
The Police Foundation has raised nearly $30 million to fund well over 200 programs,
training and equipment needs of the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments. Learn more