Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

THE NEED

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.

Our Impact

The Police Foundation has raised more than $15 million to fund well over 150 programs,
training and equipment needs of the
St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments.  Learn more

Our 4 Pillars

CRITICAL SUPPORT FOR THE FRONT LINES

Each day police officers put their lives on the line to protect and serve each of us. When Department budgets do not cover the tools officers need to do their jobs, the Police Foundation steps in to bridge the gap with equipment and training to keep them safe. Keeping our officers safe on the front lines makes our entire region a safer place for residents, businesses and visitors.

REQUESTS COME DIRECTLY FROM THE RANK AND FILE

No one has better instincts about police safety than the officers who protect us. That’s why every request the Police Foundation funds comes directly from the men and women who wear the uniform. A simple process empowers officers, regardless of rank or position, to submit their best ideas.

QUICK RESPONSE TIME TO OFFICER REQUESTS

Crime doesn't wait on bureaucracy, neither should officer safety. The Police Foundation expedites the most crucial requests in as little as 24 hours. Without the constraints of an endowment, donor dollars are directed where they are needed, when they are needed.

BUILDING A SAFER COMMUNITY TOGETHER

A thriving community requires all of us to do our part. By supporting our police officers, we each play a role in building safe neighborhoods for residents, businesses and visitors.