The Bellevue Police Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Bellevue Police Department.
The Police Foundation supports Bellevue Police Department initiatives and programs that the city cannot readily fund. Less than 2% of the police department's annual budget goes to discretionary spending on equipment. The Police Foundation helps the Bellevue Police Department keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, training techniques and strategies. Read more about what we do
The Fifth Annual Fundraiser Breakfast - "Safety in Our City: A Police and Community Partnership"
The Foundation held its Fifth Annual Fundraiser Breakfast event on March 27th at the Barrier Motors showroom. David Rose, Q13 Fox News anchor and host of Washington's Most Wanted spoke to business and community leaders. As a result of this group's generous contributions, we exceeded previous year's attendance and sponsorship commitments and raised just over $95,000. We are very pleased and thankful for this community's generosity and support. Read more
Foundation receives special mention during re-accreditation
The Bellevue Police Department was recently re-accredited with the CALEA (Commission on Accreditation by Law Enforcement Agencies). Special mention was made to the Bellevue Police Foundation. Here is an excerpt.
“The Bellevue Police Department was flush with innovation, talent, desire and the tools
that allow the agency to serve at the highest levels of public service. One such example
of the innovation is in how the organization has forged support through partnerships
with the community itself. The Bellevue Police Foundation has existed since 2009 with
the “sole purpose of fostering public support of the police professionals whose
dedication and personal sacrifice secures the stability that is critical to the economic
and social vibrancy of the community”. The Foundation has provided funds to purchase
technology such as a digital forensics server, a thermal fingerprint developer, night
vision goggles for the SWAT Team, a hostage throw-phone, crime analysis training and
software, two police K-9’s, and much more, just in this assessment period.”
Board welcomes new member Doug Kendall
Board welcomes new member Tracy Edgers
Foundation and Bake's Place host an evening of jazz
K9 Team, Officer Ben Bradley and Diego make an impact
Roc locates suspect for Clyde Hill Police Department
The Foundation welcomes its new Executive Director
Foundation Purchase Roc Yields Burglar Capture
Foundation Welcomes New President
Foundation Thanks Jim Melby
Ann Rule delivers engaging keynote speech to over 200 community and business leaders at fundraiser
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A message from
Linda Pillo, Chief of Police
I am pleased that a group of community leaders in Bellevue stepped forward to launch The Bellevue Police Foundation (BPF). This Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization designed to support our mission of providing the highest quality law enforcement, community education, and support services possible. BPF will help us be responsive to the public interest; transparent and inclusive in our operation; and innovative in responding to the challenges of law enforcement.
A safe community is everyone’s responsibility. I appreciate the work of our community in helping support our Police Department.
Did you know?
For the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Police Department in 2012:
► Current City Population: 131,400 (up from 109,600 in 2000)
► 99% of residents feel safe walking alone in downtown Bellevue in the daytime
► 95% of Bellevue residents report that quality of life in Bellevue exceeds their expectations. (2012 Bellevue Performance Measures Survey)
► Bellevue PD has 178 sworn officers, 41 civilian staff
► 161 violent crimes investigated in 2012 (homicide, robbery, rape and aggravated assault)
► 3,527 property crimes reported in 2011 (burglary, robbery, motor vehicle theft, arson)
► Arrests made in 2012: 3,528 adults / 281 juveniles
► $36.3 million annual budget (2012)
> 1.6% ($591K) is for equipment and supplies
> 0.4% ($157K) is for travel and training