Budgets for public safety are planned well in advance each year. Technological advances and demands for new training can occur quite rapidly. Your donation will help ensure our officers will receive the most up to date equipment, training and resources available to keep our city safe.
Your donation to the Wichita Police Foundation is tax deductible. As a public charity, the Foundation is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170. The Foundation also is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under IRC Sections 2055, 2106, or 2522.
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WPF's goal is to keep the program funded year round, fulfilling 2 to 4 Random Acts of Kindness each month. WPD police officers will be able to submit new referrals to the Random Acts of Kindness review committee each month.
Help spread kindness. Donate now. Every dollar supports our mission to make Wichita a better and safer city. Together, we can build positive police-community relationships one random act of kindness at a time.
The Wichita Police Foundation is spreading kindness and creating community connections through a new program, Random Acts of Kindness. The program, funded and managed by Wichita Police Foundation, is committed to providing essential home and quality of life items to individuals and families in need while forging positive relationships between Wichita police officers and the community.
Being first responders, Wichita's police officers have seen a significant increase with people in need; particularly single parent households. With these needs weighing heavily on the minds of Wichita's police officers, the Wichita Police Department (WPD) turned to the Wichita Police Foundation to help those who are down and out.
A program was needed that would give hope to those experiencing financial hardship and increase positive interactions between law enforcement and citizens. In response to the need, the Wichita Police Foundation (WPF) created Random Acts of Kindness. Now, as Wichita's police officers come across a single parent or family experiencing financial hardship, WPF's Random Acts of Kindness program provides a way for Wichita's police officers to help.
All Random Acts of Kindness referrals come directly from Wichita's police officers. The applications process is not open to the public. This allows police officers to be engaged with citizens from beginning to end. Applications are submitted by WPD from each patrol station to the Wichita Police Foundation once a month, then evaluated by a review committee. The committee consists of four WPD community police officers, one WPD detective, and two members of the Wichita Police Foundation.
In the past 14 months, 266 offenses have been reported within 200 feet of the river, in the general area from Harry Street to the Keeper of the Plains. Those offenses include vandalisms, drug offenses, larcenies, assaults and homicide.
To make our riverfront safer and more inviting for citizens, visitors, and businesses, the Wichita Police Foundation is seeking financial support to expand the Wichita Police Department's existing camera system to cover 2.3 miles of riverfront and riverfront walking paths from the Keeper of the Plains to south of the Harry Street bridge.
The implementation of this technology will be a valuable asset to the Wichita Police Department, citizens, and business community.
Invest in public safety today! Together, we can transform the riverfront into a safe and inviting destination for all to enjoy!