Mission: POSA was founded in 1998 and is comprised up of sworn and civilian employees of the Scottsdale Police Department. In order to further serve the Scottsdale community, POSA Outreach - a 501c3 charity - was created in 2005. POSA Outreach benefits at-risk and low-income families in Scottsdale through programs such as our Sirens and Sleigh Bells holiday shopping events for both youth and teens, our sponsorship of the Covering the Bases back to school event, and the year-round availability of our KidCare ID Fingerprinting - for kids as well as adults with a risk of wandering.
Target demographics: community members, students, and low income families
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of our community members
Geographic areas served: Scottsdale, AZ
Programs: Sirens & Sleigh Bells, Identity Theft Protections 'Cops Shred It' Shredding events, KidCare ID fingerprinting services, and a Back to School partnership with the COS.
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.