The Greater Idaho Falls Police Foundation helps to fund many programs and initiatives as well as provide training and equipment for community safety and crime prevention efforts in southeast Idaho. Naturally, officer safety is a top priority. Other priorities include programs that prevent, deter, reduce and eliminate crime wherever possible, decreasing victimization.
Your contribution to the Foundation shows your dedication to a safer community. After all, we all need to become stakeholders in this endeavor. Here are a few of the ways that we support our police, their families, and our community.
The Greater Idaho Falls Police Department Foundation helps to facilitate financial resources for regional police department needs that otherwise would not be obtainable through budget constraints. The Foundation makes grants from its own funds, matches grants from funding partners, and assists in identifying and developing outside grants that are made directly to the department. Our grants help the local law enforcement keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, training techniques and approaches to their work. Our public-private partnership provides the opportunity for local departments to provide needed training and continue to develop relationships within the community.
An important part of the Greater Idaho Falls Police Foundation’s mission is to help police get the training they need to do their best work. The Foundation does this by paying for in-house training experiences, conference attendance, and distance learning programs that benefit the communities they serve, but would otherwise not be possible within their tax dollar funded budgets.
The purpose of the program is to allow officers who see a need to immediately take action to help people. It can be as simple as purchasing food, fuel, a coat for a child, or a crib for a family. Whatever the need, officers have the opportunity to provide help and hope. In the past, officers have used their own money to help someone in need. This program provides resources so officers don’t need to spend their own money to assist someone in need.