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 Bellevue Police Foundation thanks the community for its support
Generous donors raised nearly $85,000 in support of the Bellevue Police Department’s technological and service needs. At the Bellevue Hilton fundraising breakfast, Major Mike Johnson led a program of civic speakers including Bellevue School District Superintendent Dr. Tim Mills, Bellevue Police Department Chief Linda Pillo, BPF Board President and CEO of GLY Construction Jim Karambelas and keynote speaker, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. All spoke to building strong partnerships between schools, government, businesses and citizens to create safe communities.
To get more info and view pictures, visit the 2013 Breakfast page.
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