Police Foundations Section


Welcome to the 

IACP Police Foundations Section



The mission of the Police Foundations Section is to promote networking and the exchange of ideas and best practices among police executives and police foundation professionals.  The Section will assist the Association with efforts to implement common objectives and strategies.


The objectives of the Police Foundation Section are:
• To conduct regular professional activities, conferences and meetings to encourage networking among police foundation professionals, law enforcement executives and business executives.
• To provide a trusted source of information regarding the establishment and development of ethics and operations for police foundations.
• To promote timely and relevant research of common interest.
• To provide a basis of discussion for the establishment of standards and best practices for police foundations.


A.   Membership in this section shall be open to all active, life and associate members of this Association in good standing who are now, who have been involved in or who have a professional interest in police foundations.  All section members will have the full privileges of voting and holding office in this section.

B.   The Executive Committee, Executive Director and staff liaison shall be ex-officio members of the Section, unless such persons otherwise qualify for regular membership status

C.   Any person interested in becoming a member of the section shall submit a written and signed letter of application setting forth their qualifications to the staff liaison for the section.  Applications shall be verified as to section qualifications by the section Secretary.

D.   The Section Board, by majority vote of the Board, may suspend or expel a member for cause after an appropriate hearing.  Default in payment of dues in the section or IACP, or ineligibility for membership, shall automatically result in termination of membership status.  Membership is not transferable or assignable.


The IACP Police Foundations Section is proud to have hosted a series of articles in Police Chief magazine recently, discussing issues of interest to police foundation executives and members.  Look for additional articles as they appear in April and June of 2010.

Read the April 2010 Police Chief article by Karen Wagener (President, Los Angeles Police Foundation, ret.) about Ethics and Governance

Read the March 2010 Police Chief article by Chief Rob Davis (San Jose, CA Police Department) about "Thoughts on Starting a Police Foundation"

Read the February 2010 Police Chief article by Chief Dennis Butler (Ottowa, KS Police Department) and Pamela Delaney (President, New York City Police Foundation, ret.) about "Starting a Police Foundation: Lessons Learned".

Read the August 2007 Police Chief article about police foundations by Pamela Delaney (President, New York City Police Foundation) and Chief Don Carey (Melbourne, FL Police Department) about "Partnerships in 21st Century Policing"


  • Diana Beckmann                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Staff Liaison to the IACP Police Foundations Section                                                                                                                                                                      1-800-843-4227 x213                                                                                                                                                                                      beckmann@TheIACP.org 

The IACP Police Foundations Section gratefully acknowledges Target for their support of section goals and objectives through grant funding and through direct, active participation.