I was very surprised to learn that, at any given time, that the LAPD Officer who comes to your aid may be a Reserve Officer, and you are unlikely to know -- so indistinguishable is their professionalism. And this has been going on since 1947. And they are not doing it for the money - they are doing it because it is in their heart, to protect and to serve our community.
I cannot imagine a better cause to support. These men and women go "above and beyond" for the City of Los Angeles. The least we can do, in my opinion, is to support and honor them.
I was a LAPD Reserve for 20 years from 1989 to 2009. I enjoyed helping the residents Los Angeles, good or bad. Would I do it all over again, heck yes.
Henry, Why a one-star review? We are assuming this is a mistake?
I am so impressed with the Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps. and the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation that assists them. Keeping the streets of Los Angeles safer and supporting more community policing is a noble endeavor, very much worth providing financial assistance to. Helping Officers maintain their training, providing essential equipment and above all, recognizing these men and women who put their lives on the line to help the citizens of this city, at no cost to the tax payer---is remarkable indeed. I urge all of you to join me in supporting this tremendous organization.
As reserve officers we are donating a lot of our personal time to the department. I appreciate the help and support the LAPD Reserve Foundation gives us.
LAPD has over 600 reserve officers that have gone through extensive trainng and now devote thousands of volunteer hours to help protect and serve our City. The Police Reserve Foundation raises funds from local businesses and local residences to buy needed items for the reserves to help protect themselves from harms way and get the tools needed to fight crime. Unfortunately the City does not have all the funds needed to provide the valuable necessities. Your support is always appreciative.
As a commercial business banker, specializing in the nonprofit area with over 150 nonprofit and foundation clients including several multi-million dollar clients, and over 30 years in commercial banking, I can say without question the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation (LAPRF) is one of my favorites. Their mission to assist the LAPD Reserve Corps is selfless and something to be admired. The entire Board and all the Officers of the LAPRF are unpaid volunteers who do an amazing job and should serve as an example to other nonprofit organizations. I admire what they and the entire LAPD Reserve Corps do and they certainly live up to their motto of being Twice a Citizen.
After joining the LAPD Reserve Corps in 1996 I learned about the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation.
Their original intention was to sponsor a dinner each year to recognize the contribution of the Reserve Corps as a group and as individuals to the City of Los Angeles. The LAPRF Board has grown to become much, much more.
Their on going support has made the difference in many Reserves lives during their time at LAPD. Contributing to Reserve Police Officers Legislative matters in Sacramento and Financial Assistance, to Reserve Officers in time of need. The LAPRF also contributes to officer's in specialized fields so they may have the same equipment as full time officers.
Grants to support to officers while in the Academy and supporting the extended training of officers by awarding scholarship funds to pay for tuition fees for added education mandated by the State of California, Police Officers Standards & Training.
The LAPRF supports other non-profits that Reserve Members are involved with each year such as the "Sunshine Kids program", "Tip-A-Cop", "Police Unity Bike Tour" and the "National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial".
Also many of the Board members come from the community at large as well directly from the ranks of the Reserve Corps. The input of these members makes a stronger organization overall.
The LAPRF has taken on many more tasks and responsibilities than was ever thought of in the beginning. Thus making the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation a full service entity.
I have tremendous admiration for the great work the Los Angeles Reserve Police Foundation has done for the uniformed members of the Reserve Corps. They provide the critical resources needed to ensure that the The Reserve Corps is properly equipped and adequately trained to meet the steep demands our community places on them. They are truly an asset to our city.
The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation helps LAPD Reserve Officers (like myself) cover the cost of training, supplies and other essentials needed for the duties we perform as sworn members of the LAPD. We do this work as volunteers, and the assistance of the LA Police Reserve Foundation ensure we have the equipment and training we need to be successful. Thank you, LAPRF!
When I joined the LAPD Reserve Corps in 1984, I became acquainted with the Foundation. Over the years, the faces have changed and the roles have expanded, but they are still dedicated to the advocacy, support and recognition of the individual Reserve Officers who volunteer their time and risk their lives in service to the City of Los Angeles. "They cover our six!".
Over the years, the foundation has provided funding for personal safety equipment, uniforms, weapons, training, recognition events, as well as financial assistance to officers in need. I offer my heart felt thanks that they are there for us every day! I am proud to recognize and thank the Members of the Foundation for their selfless dedication and support of the Reserve Corps!
The Los Angeles Reserve Foundation has done a great job supporting the Los Angeles Police Department and the fine men and women of the Reserve Corps. They have a direct impact on the community we live in and help those who protect us. I am proud to be associated with such a fine organization.
I have been the coordinator of the LAPD Chaplain Corps for approximately seven years and have witnessed first hand the commitment of our Department Chaplains . The Chaplains Corps consists of 65 members, all of which volunteer their time. Chaplain's minister to those in need during difficult times. They are seen conducting Department funerals, weddings, baptisms, counseling employees and conducting invocations and benedictions at special events. Chaplains are also first responders, responding to crisis situations throughout the city at all hours of the night. So who helps the Chaplains in time of need? The Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation!! The Reserve Foundation has helped to fund the Chaplains uniforms, training, supplies and recognition banquets. When the Chaplain Corps needs help, the Reserve Foundation steps up to help them with whatever the need might be. Their assistance has helped the Chaplains effectively minister to Department employees, while representing the Department in a professional manner. I thank the Reserve Foundation for helping take care of those who serve in His name.
As a recipient of financial assistance from the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, at a time when I badly needed it, I am thankful for their existence. Without it I don't know where else I could have turned. They made a positive difference in my life and helped me beyond words.
I have been studying volunteer policing internationally as part of a Churchill Fellowship awarded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Without doubt the LAPD Reserve is one of the best in the world, and that is to a very large degree down to the pioneering and inspirational work of the Foundation. Their tireless commitment to honouring those who serve as volunteers and raising vital funds to support their work is second to none.
It is a model I will bring back to the UK, and I know that other US police departments hope to try and emulate the success of the LA Foundation. They are a hard act to follow, and a real credit to the people of LA.