Thank You for Your Donation at the Sixth Annual 2015 Fundraising Breakfast

"A Day in the Life of a Bellevue Police Officer" 

This year's fundraising breakfast was a great success thanks to all of the individuals and businesses that generously donated to help support the mission of the Bellevue Police Department. The Board and volunteers of the Bellevue Police Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each of this year's donors. Stay tuned to hear about how your donations are being used to help keep Bellevue a safe and inviting place to live and work.

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


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.”

Other News

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

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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Foundation Annual Reports

A message from the
Bellevue 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