Empowering Those Who Serve

We support the efforts of the Bellevue Police Department through grants for training and the purchase of specialized equipment.

The Bellevue 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 foundation helps the Bellevue Police Department keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, training techniques, and strategies.

The Bellevue Police Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Bellevue Police Department.

Foundation News

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. 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. The Bellevue Police Foundation 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.
— Chief Steve Mylett

Did you know?

For the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Police Department:

  • Current City Population: 142,400 (5th largest city in Washington)

  • Bellevue PD has 185 sworn officers and 48 civilian staff as of January 1, 2019.

The 2016 Bellevue Performance Measures Survey for the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Police Department showed that:

  • 98% of residents believe Bellevue is a safe community in which to live, learn, work and play.

  • 98% of residents believe Bellevue is well-prepared to respond to emergencies