Since the inception of the Foundation two decades ago but most prominently in the last several years, the City has been undergoing an exciting transformation. We have evolved in many important ways, particularly in the growth and diversity of our population. We have become a global corporate market and commercial center. With these changes have come new challenges that the Police Department must meet to succeed at our public safety mission.
To address this point, a call was issued for active community engagement in the form of a Police Foundation to serve as a catalyst to assist the SPD in enhancing their efforts. As a result of the Foundation's fundraising, they have been able to provide equipment and fund activities for the police that the city does not fund.
Community support from a variety of sectors was favorable and strong, and the Stamford Police Foundation was founded nearly 20 years ago.