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Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation C/O Paul Favero Treasur

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Causes: Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Law Enforcement

Mission: To support our Los Angeles Reserve Police Officers and the members of our LAPD Reserve Corps. The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation (LAPRF) provides training and equipment support, purchases supplies, and stands ready to meet the needs of our Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Reserve Police Officers and members of our LAPD Reserve Corps. The Foundation was founded in 1984.

Results: Some of the activites supported by the LAPRF are: *The LAPD Reserve Motor Unit, Mounted Unit, and Bicycle Units. *Annual Reserve Peace Officer Conference registration costs *Financial support for the "Twice a Citizen" and LAPD Reserve Officer of the Year banquet. *Bereavement recognition and assistance.

Target demographics: The men and women of the LAPD Reserve Corps

Geographic areas served: City of Los Angeles

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

During my 36 years of service with the LAPD as a Level 1 Line Reserve Officer, the Foundation has always supported me in many ways. One of the ways is helping defray costs for training conferences every year!

Supporting the foundation helps to support long time volunteer Officers that supplement the regular Officer Cadre - saving the City of Los Angeles thousands of dollars every year!

Consider making a donation to the Police Reserve Foundation a part of your yearly giving!

Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a 33 year volunteer Reserve Patrol Officer with the LAPD, I really appreciate the support of the Los Angeles Police Reserve foundation. After I attended a recent training conference, they quickly sent me financial reimbursement for the conference fee when I sent them my documentation! Thanks for the quick service and support year over year!
Candice Weber
CDL1 Reserve officer
LAPD

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to the LAPRF for the continued support of the Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The foundation has been very helpful in supporting myself and other reserves in making sure we have the right equipment and support even when the department is unable to fully support us. Thank you for always being there to support us.

Gary L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Your organization has been exceptionally supportive of the LAPD Reserves all these years. I cannot thank you enough!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the LAPD for over 50 years. I first began as a full-time officer and retired after 33 years. I remained as a Level 1 Reserve officer upon my retirement and remain a Level One reserve officer today. I appreciate the support and assistance we receive from the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation. They are always there to provide assistance, when necessary. Our work is appreciated by the full-time personnel and we all enjoy "Protecting and Serving" the people of Los Angeles.

Claudia Janes H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I reached out to the LAPD for assistance. The officer that responded was a reserve officer though I didn't know that at the time or even know what one was. I could not believe what these selfless heros do. I wanted to give back and found the reserve foundation. LAPRF provides critically needed support to these unsung heros.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The LAPRF is a outstanding generous non-profit organization that provides support to Reserve Police Officers in need of financial assistance, reimbursement for training and advancement of reserve officers as well as scholarship assistance. The foundation has greatly helped me pursue my academic and professional career by granting me a scholarship for school and they are always there to support if anything is needed as a Reserve Police Officer.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The LAPD Reserve Foundation has exceeded my expectations in terms of how far they will go to assist the community and residents. . This foundation has time and time again showed and voiced its support for not only LAPD officers and their families, but also for members of the community. Working with fellow LAPD officials and the city of Los Angeles, this foundation has helped to keep police officers properly equipped, trained, and prepared year after year, no matter the situation. The reserve foundation has also made an everlasting impact on members of the community as they assist with certain major events such as the Special Olympics and spending time with the Sunshine kids. Their mission to help the residents and community truly goes above and beyond. I can personally attest to the generosity of the LAPD Reserve Foundation as they awarded me, as well as several other college students, with a $2500 scholarship to assist us with paying for our college tuition. I have the upmost respect for this foundation and feel their value to the community is unmatched.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation is an outstanding non profit organization that supports law enforcement personnel, particularly Reserve Police Officers. As a Reserve Police Officer and graduate student, the foundation has helped me pursue my academic and career endeavors as an aspiring social worker. I am incredibly grateful for their support - their dedication in providing assistance to public service has not only encouraged me as a professional, but has contributed to my mission in helping those in need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The LAPRF has contributed has been extremely generous in in providing support to reserve officers that are in need of financial assistance, scholarship, legal assistance, and reimbursement for training and educational advancement for reserve police officers. The city isn't able to cover many of these expenses that falls on the shoulders of reserve officers who are volunteering their time to serve in law enforcement.

I hope other non-profits can use the LAPRF as a model for generating successful outcomes for its members.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,

As a LAPD Reserve Officer I'm grateful the LAPD Reserve Foundation to subsidizes the annual Legal Defense Plan cost for LAPD Reserve Officers. The Legal Defense Plan provides us with a layer of protection and representation that is essential in this line of work. The subsidy helps LADP Reserve Officers who volunteer their time to cover the actual costs that is incurred as part of this unpaid volunteer work and greatly appreciated!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently had the opportunity to attend an Advanced Pistol Shooting and Firearms course by a renowned firearms instructor, Larry Vickers. I would like to acknowledge and thank the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation for sponsoring me to attend this course. As a Reserve Police Officer with the LAPD the opportunity to take such training courses by such highly qualified individuals is rare and difficult to come by. The training class covered multiple shooting drills of various distances, speeds, times, movements, and degrees of difficulty. The course helped improve my marksmanship and taught me new training drills to use to continually improve my skills. Thanks, LAPRF for the sponsorship!

2 Eric R.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation (LAPRF) is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in the LAPD and helps to improve public safety and partnerships in our community.

One of the continuing trends in government is the use of public-private partnerships (PPP). The LAPD Reserve program and the work done by the LAPRF is perhaps the best example in Los Angeles a true partnership between the public and private sector.

The LAPRF provides critical resources and vital support to LAPD Reserve Police Officers. From essential equipment and state-of-the-art technology to specialized training and innovative programs that would otherwise be unfunded, the funding the LAPRF provides directly improves public safety, impacts reserve officer’s readiness, and enhances our quality of life in the community.

The LAPRF serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, and philanthropies. The foundation works closely with the Police Chief to develop a strategic program agenda. It takes the support of everyone to allow LAPD Reserve Officers to continue to be guardians of our community.

Please join me in supporting the LAPD Reserve Foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our experience working with LAPRF has been fantastic! The Foundation & the LAPD serve as a model for great partnerships, both public as well as private. We at JNP Merchandising have witnessed this collaboration working to its fullest potential. We have seen how the participation of LAPRF has enhanced the recruiting efforts of The LAPD Reserve Corps. among many other efforts with positive results!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Los Angeles Police Reserve Officers have many "out of pocket" expenses. The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation is very helpful in supporting the reimbursement of the Legal Defense Plan. This allows many of us to be included in an important legal benefit.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Reserve Officers donate their time and energies to the City of Los Angeles and it’s residents. They are not compensated and often bear the financial burden of serving themselves.
The LAPRF is a fantastic organization dedicated to helping Reserve Officers cover the unexpected costs of serving. Specialized training and equipment can cost thousands of dollars and the Foundation is there to help when no one else can.
Most recently, and perhaps most importantly, the Foundation covered part of the cost for a Reserve Officers to obtain critical legal services through the Legal Defense Plan offered by the Police Protective League. Without this coverage Reserve Officers would have to pay for legal defense out of their own pockets when serving the City turns to suffering the consequences.
If you’re considering a donation to the Foundation I can assure you that the money is thoughtfully controlled and well spent. I know because I’m a Reserve Officer and a donor and I’ve seen the good work the Foundadtion has done. I have donated for many years as part of the payroll deduction plan at my work and I also purchase through Amazon Smile with the Foundation listed as my charity.
Please, join the team today.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The reserve Foundation provides strategic and tactical support to the men and women of the LAPD Reserve Corps. Strategic in that they provide a long term vision for the needs of the reserve officers and their families, tactical in that they provide funding for urgent equipment and training needs. This year a last minute opportunity arose to send a team of motor officers to Washington DC to support the Police Unity Tour and the National Police Week, both of these events honor the lives of fallen officers. The foundation stepped up and funded the transporttion of the motorcycles and other expenses, making participation in these important event possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the year of 2016, I decided to join the LAPD RESERVE Unit. I had just completed my A.A degree and by being only 19 years old, I was not able to apply as a full time officer. In the meantime, I still was motivated to be involved with LAPD, but also contribute towards my community. Luckily, I was informed about LAPD Reserves. I must say this is one of my proudest moments. Graduating the Reserve academy and being able to volunteer within my community is inspiring. I am able to volunteer in multiple ways and meet many amazing people who share the passion on being twice a citizen in their communities. As a full-time college student and worker, I tend to be busy, but I promised myself to always give back time in the Reserve unit. As a level three reserve, I have been able to receive many support from other Reserve officers and the foundation's representatives. I was honored this year to receive a scholarship through the LAPD Reserve Foundation. I attended the Reserve Gala and was granted such award. I will forever be grateful. This foundation always recognizes all of their volunteers hard work and truly values everyone involved. They truly are welcoming and will always find ways to come together on developing ideas that benefit the community. They are very supportive, which is what I value the most.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LAPRF is such an important organization to support Reserve LAPD officers, who in turn are essentially volunteering their time (and putting themselves in harms way as well) to serve the greater community. LAPRF has consistently supported getting equipment, training, and resources that would normally cost reserves out of their own pocket, or cost the tax payers. As a reserve, I'm grateful for their support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Foundation and the funds raised, are vital to ensuring that Reserve Police Officers are equipped with the resources needed to effectively serve. Reserve Officers give so much of their time and talents along with making tremendous sacrifices to serve, that alleviating any additional financial burden is extraordinarily valuable. Thank you to the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, its friends and supporters for contributing to our worthy cause!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No better place to donate than the LAPRF. This is a great organization that helps protect its reserve officers that protect your streets for free. As the department is strained on its resources, the reserve program is the silent backbone which often goes unnoticed. Thanks for reaching out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Although I did not receive the full scholarship, obtaining the partial was very nice of them to do. They didn't have to but they did and I I really appreciate that. Great organization!