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!
In addition to all the various charitable endeavors they help support, this great foundation assists Reserve Officers (volunteers as well) with training costs, without which they might not be able to participate. Much kudos should go to all involved in running and supporting the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation.
The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation graciously sponsored me to attend the Larry Vickers Advanced Handgun class. As a young LAPD Reserve firearms instructor, this class allowed me to see an outside professional world class instructor/ training style. To see different communication/ facilitation techniques. Allowing me to better hone/ improve my training style for future reserve firearms classes. Thank you.
The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation (LAPRF) helps support the LAPD Reserve Police Officers the true “Twice-A-Citizen”. In 2014, Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps saved the City of Los Angeles $2,160,971. Over a 12-month period, the Reserve Officers volunteered 46,426 hours and performed a variety of law enforcement related duties including working Patrol and Traffic Units, assisting Detectives with their investigations, as well as in Administrative support functions. The Reserve Corps could not support the citizens of Los Angeles without the LAPD Police Reserve Foundation.
With the help and funding efforts of the LAPRF which include reimbursements for training conference fees, safety equipment and firearms purchases not covered by the Department, as well as support for community events such as Reserve Recruitment, Special Olympics, and Sunshine Kids. They help to provide additional equipment and funds for training that can be essential to officer safety - bullet-proof assault vests to reserve officer members of the Police Rifle Cadre, state-of-the-art flight helmets for reserve pilot/ observers, and equipment for mounted units. Much of this equipment can be prohibitively expensive for any one individual, especially in these challenging economic times, and the funding by the Foundation has been, in this very real sense, a lifeline. The Foundation has also provided travel assistance for reserves representing the LAPD at national and international events. And we have provided bereavement and emergency assistance to reserves and their families.
I am a proud board member of the LAPRF and LAPD Reserve Police Officer who is in eternal gratitude to the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation for all they do.
I have been a Reserve Ofcr. for LAPD for 31 yrs. I have attended CRPOA almost every year. It cost me almost a thousand dollars every time I attend. Your support helps defer this cost. I thank you very much, it means a lot.
The only three members of the LAPD Reserve Foundation that were also on the Sheriff's Foundation Board have recently resigned from the Sheriff's Foundation, but will continue with the LAPD Reserve Foundation because of the dynamic leadership by the Co-Presidents of the LAPD Reserve Board and the active involvement of the LAPD Reserve Foundation Board in helping the LAPD overcome the threat from several elements of our city that cause the current thought that all law enforcement uniformed members have a bulls eye on their back.
I have had the honor to serve on the LAPRF Board since 2009, and for the last three years as Co-President. I continue to be amazed and grateful for the tremendous commitment of our Los Angeles Reserve Police Officers. I wanted to post an excerpt from one of our Presidents' updates to the Corps, which provides insight into our Foundation's mission and activities:
"We continue to ramp up our funding support, especially as our fundraising success increases. An example of funding that is right in our wheelhouse was the purchasing of BDUs (fatigue uniforms) for HWD reserve officers working homeless details. The funding request stated: “This detail is an example of how LAPD reserve police officers can have a real impact on the community in which they work.” The Area initially raised partial funds through the local boosters..."
"In addition, we’re pleased to announce the LAPRF Scholarship Initiative. Active LAPD reserve officers and their children will be eligible for the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation Emeritus Scholarship, giving some financial assistance toward their academic goals. This initiative will join others — recruitment, equipment, training and education — as the Foundation continues to focus on funding needs. You are there for your community and the LAPRF is there for you, especially in cases of financial hardship and your welfare."
Thank you for your time, and for your consideration of our Foundation and mission.
"The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation originally formed in 1984 to help recognize the exceptional, often unheralded, service of the members of the Corps. The Foundation funded the Annual Reserve Officer of the Year Banquet, a dinner honoring the outstanding reserve officers of that year, a tradition established in the late 1970s.
In the late 1980s, the Foundation began to fund equipment, training and morale-building activities like the Care and Share, the building of the Academy Chapel, the Reserve Picnic and the creation of a welfare fund to assist reserves and in time of need. In the late 1990s the annual Twice A Citizen dinner event was begun, to honor the service of community leaders, highlight the Reserve Corps and its efforts, as well as to raise funds. In 2004 both events were merged into the “Twice A Citizen Awards Dinner”.
Today, the Foundation’s primary mission is to provide financial support for the Reserve Corps. Our Board of Directors includes community leaders and fellow LAPD Reserve Officers and members of the Corps, who meet regularly, to serve those who serve. The funding efforts include reimbursements for training conference fees, safety equipment and firearms purchases not covered by the Department, as well as support for community events such as Reserve Recruitment, Special Olympics, and Sunshine Kids. We have helped to provide additional equipment and funds for training that can be essential to officer safety - bullet-proof assault vests to reserve officer members of the Police Rifle Cadre, state-of-the-art flight helmets for reserve pilot/ observers, and equipment for mounted units. Much of this equipment can be prohibitively expensive for any one individual, especially in these challenging economic times, and the funding by the Foundation has been, in this very real sense, a lifeline. The Foundation has also provided travel assistance for reserves representing the LAPD at national and international events. And we have provided bereavement and emergency assistance to reserves and their families.
Our Los Angeles Reserve Police Officers have quietly, steadfastly, served our great City for a very long time, often putting their lives on the line. It is with this history of service and sacrifice in mind that our goal is to continue to supply, equip, support – and honor – the members of our Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps."
I recently have had the pleasure of working with the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation. These folks are top notch! The time and dedication they have towards their cause is undeniable. They constantly are working hard to reach new citizens to join the Department Reserve Corps. In addition, they work tirelessly to ensure the Reserve Officers get the recognition the deserve. This group is outstanding, and I look forward to working with them again in the future.
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!
CDL1 Reserve officer
We learned about the LAPD Reserve Corps after the passing of actor Barry Jenner (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Family Matters). In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation.
Barry had been a LAPD Reserve Police Officer for 21 years. While working as an actor in Hollywood, he also volunteered his time, along with his fellow officers, protecting and serving the City, assigned to Hollywood Division.
LAPD Reserve Officers serve their community in many different capacities throughout the LAPD. The LAPD Reserve Corps has been around for 70 years. The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation supports and helps these incredible men and women.
It is an outstanding non-profit cause.