• engaging our community.

    supporting our officers.

    strengthening wichita.

    Est. 2016

  • WPF's Mission + Vision

    Making Wichita a better and safer city
    by meeting the police department's essential and evolving needs.

    Engage

    Strengthening the community's
    bond with our police.

    Equip

    No need left unmet.

    Enhance

    Serving Wichita's
    citizens, businesses, and visitors.

  • FREE, FUN community event!

    Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita on Saturday, May 14th from 1-3pm. Bring your bike or just your whole family for FREE bike inspections, helmet checks, kids bike equipment & face painting! Your Wichita Police Department will be on hand with a bike safety presentation, all ages agility course, Boomer & Mantra from the K-9 Unit and the Mounted Unit Clydesdales. Sgt. Justice will be there to say "Hi" to the kids!

  • Horses For Heroes

    The Wichita Police Foundation funded two new and needed Clydesdale horses for the Wichita Police Mounted Unit. One

    Clydesdale can perform the crowd control of 15 officers on foot.

     

    We also supplied 16 saddle pads, 32 reflective leg wraps, and 16 reflective chest collar covers for the entire mounted unit. This new gear and tack makes the unit horses and officers more visible, safe, and secure on patrol.

     

    In addition, the Wichita Police Foundation was able to secure donations for ten new helmets - enhancing safety for the officers and the public.

     

    Want to support initiatives like this? Click Here and DONATE Today!

  • Kyle and his fellow officers serve for people like you. 

    Your one time donation or monthly sustaining gift ensures that every Wichita officer has the resources to deliver exceptional police services in the safest way possible and that if catastrophe strikes, timely and critical financial assistance and services are available.

     

    Your donation provides

    • Important programs and equipment to the Wichita Police Department.
    • Financial assistance for FOP Lodge 5 members and their families in case of death, injury, medical emergencies & personal hardships.
    Together we WILL support our officers.
     
     
     
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    Wichita Police Foundation Initiatives

    Building police community relationships, providing equipment, training and technology to improve the safety and wellness of WPD officers and our community.

    E-bikes Powering Connections

    To make Wichita a better and safer city, the Wichita Police Foundation is seeking financial support to purchase 4 electric bikes equipped with essential bicycle patrol gear for the Wichita Police Department. E-bikes will enable the WPD to increase positive connections between Wichita’s police officers and citizens and assist in combating crime.

    Officer/Family Wellness

    Ensuring officers and their families have the tools they need to face unique stresses is essential to a healthy police department. Through physical, social and mental health initiatives, the Officer/Family Wellness Program supports our officers ensuring they have the best possible resources, equipment and support to keep them safe while policing.

    How the Officer Wellness Program Benefits the Community?

    The Wichita Community benefits just as much as the officers and their families from the Officer/Familiy Wellness Program. The program ensures officers are in their best social and mental health so that they are able to go above and beyond as they work to serve and protect their community.

    SAAFER

    Substances Abuse Anonymous for First Responders

    SAAFR was started in 2021 in Wichita, KS by the spouse of a police officer who was struggling with alcohol use. SAAFR was designed to create a private and safe environment for first responders/spouses to utilize a 12 step program while providing support to each other.

     

    For more information send a confidential email to AAFR12step@gmail.com or visit @FriendsofSAAFR on Facebook.

  • Creating strong police-community

    relationships that improve trust and public safety

    Random Acts of Kindness provides essential home and quality-of-life items to people and families in need, while building positive relationships between law enforcement and the community. Random Act of Kindness referrals come from Wichita's police officers. Click here to Help Spread Kindness!

     

  • KSN's HERE FOR YOU SPOTLIGHT

    Wichita Police Foundation provides community with Random Acts of Kindness

  • The Wichita Police Foundation (WPF), the Wichita Police Department (WPD), AT&T and Target teamed up to hold the inaugural “Shop With A Cop” event. Youth ages 7-18 were selected by WPD to shop at Target to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family and a gift for themselves.
     
    Each child was given an amount of money, depending on the size of the child’s family. Children were assigned to a Wichita police officer who will accompany the child around the store and help select appropriate gifts.
     
    This is a great way to bring some joyinto the holiday season, to teach young people the importance of giving, and for the child to get to know one of our local police officers. Once gifts were purchased, participants enjoyed cocoa, a visit with santa and wrapped their gifts, all while getting to know some of Wichita’s finest!
     

    we are currently seeking donations for next year's event. our goal is to make this a yearly event that encourages positive interactions between the Wichita police department and the community they serve through a variety of enriching activities.

  • Eyes On the River - Making Wichita a Safer City!

    To make our riverfront safer and more inviting for citizens, visitors, and businesses, the Wichita Police Foundation raised over $100,000 to expand the Wichita Police Department’s existing camera system to cover 2.3 miles of riverfront and riverfront walking paths.

     

    The implementation of this technology makes it possible for the Wichita Police Department to:

    · More rapidly deploy resources and target the deployment of resources to a more precise location. This means that one officer monitoring a camera is the equivalent of multiple officers on the ground.

    · Monitor all directions of travel coming in and out of the area.

    · Provide descriptions of suspects to the responding officer.

    · Collect footage to assist with investigations.

    · Provide footage as evidence for cases.

  • Get Involved

    The Wichita Police Foundation is a community based nonprofit organization focused on building relationships between our police department and community. Our mission is to improve collaboration and overall public safety through police-community relationships by funding programs, events and items that will allow the Wichita Police Department to operate more efficiently, enhance public safety and engage the community.

    Engaging our community. Supporting our officers. Strengthening Wichita.

     

    We need the help of everyone “invested” in the public safety of the city to keep moving forward. You can make a difference today! Partner with us to engage our community, support our officers, and strengthen Wichita by:

    Donating to the Wichita Police Foundation as generously as you can.

    Join the Wichita Police Foundation social community on Facebook and Instagram

    Support Wichita Police Foundation when you shop at smile.amazon.com by enrolling at

    Supporting Wichita Police Foundation when you shop at Dillons by enrolling at

    Dillions Community Rewards using NPO number DW884

  • LEADERSHIP

    Meet WPF's team — Working together for Wichita's continued growth
    as a safe and friendly city that is good for people, business, and life!

    Jennifer Clark

    Executive Director

    Jennifer Clark is a graduate of San Diego State University and has called the Wichita area home with her proud police family for more than 21 years.

    With over two decades of leadership experience, she has spent her career working with local organizations in the public and non-profit sectors while focused on improving the quality of life and services to Kansas communities.

    Jennifer joined the Wichita Police Foundation team in April of 2021.

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Harvey Sorensen

    Senior Partner, Foulston Siefken LLP
    WPF Chairman of the Board

    Larry Weber

    Vice President, Garvey Center
    WPF Governance Committee Chair

    Shayna Lane

    Manager, Criser, Gough, and Parrish
    WPF Treasurer

    Tyler Fee

    Risk Advisor, Fee Insurance
    WPF Engagement Committee Chair

    John Rolfe

    President and CEO,

    Greater Wichita Chamber of Commerce

    Jeremy Lugenbill

    Principal, Lifeboat Creative
    WPF Marketing Committee Chair

    Brian Carduff

    President, Baysinger Police Supply
    WPF Events Committee Co-Chair

    Lavonta Williams

    Former Wichita City Councilwoman

    Dr. Pat Do

    Founder, Mid-America Orthopedics
    WPF Events Committee Co-Chair

    Dr. Michael Birzer

    Professor & University Leadership Fellow, WSU School of Criminal Justice

    Clint Cornejo

    Owner, Allmetal Recycling

    Terry Jones

    Employee Relations Officer,

    City of Wichita, Retired

    Rey Silva

    Director Of Special Events,

    House of Schwan

  • We Want to Hear From You!

    Whether you want to get more involved, receive updates, or have an idea to support our efforts, please let us know here!