Mission: Posa outreach mission is to benefit families in scottsdale and phoenix metropolitan area through programs designed to provide a direct connection between the police force and community with programs such as shop with a cop, 907 fund, community services, k-9 program and others.
Programs: Shop with a cop, posa outreach signature event actually is three separate events including back to school, teen christmas and youth christmas shopping trips. Needy children in the community are paired with a police officer and given a gift card to spend for either school clothes or christmas gifts. The kids are treated to breakfast or lunch and are provided with a positive and supportive role model. Between all three events almost 900 children and needy families were served.
the 907 fund program benefits the families of police, fire and public saftey personnel injured or killed in the line of duty or otherwise injured or sick. During 2014 the 907 fund helped the families of four fallen officers and two other officers that were injured on the job.
posa outreach supports numerous community services and events designed to help the needy, children or aged including aging safely, partners for paiute neighborhood center, scottsdale explorer program, arizona black law enforcement employees (able), pals program, shrine circus, crime prevention programs, child abuse prevention etc. These programs involve volunteers and support to programs benefiting these groups.
POSA Outreach was created by the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association as our community service/charity side of the house. POSA believes that our service to our community doesn't end when our shift does. Our members are always striving to make a positive difference and felt that creating POSA Outreach would help us in our goals. Through POSA Outreach we've created such successful programs as; Christmas "Shop with a Cop," Book'em Storytime, KidCare ID Program, Back to School "Shop with a Cop." 907 Fund, Shred'em, POSA K9 Mascot and many other programs that can be checked out at www.posacommunityoutreach.com. NONE of the money raised by POSA Outreach is ever used to fund association activites. All POSA Outreach donations are kept seperate and focused on our community service and charitable activites.
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POSA is a labor organization. They use the "POSA Outreach" as a front to fund the Union (a very small amount of the Outreach money goes to the intended service) and husband and wife team that privately benefits from the group.