Wichita Police Foundation Initiatives
Building police community relationships, providing equipment, training,
and technology to improve the safety of WPD officers and our community.
Random Acts of Kindness is aimed at providing 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 and Community Support Specialists.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jennifer Clark is a graduate of San Diego State University and has called the Wichita area home for over 21 years with her husband Todd, a veteran of the Wichita Police Department, and their two sons.
She has spent her career working with leading 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.
Senior Partner, Foulston Siefken LLP
WPF Chairman of the Board
Vice President, Garvey Center
WPF Governance Committee Chair
Manager, Criser, Gough, and Parrish
Risk Advisor, Fee Insurance
WPF Engagement Committee Chair
CBO, Kansas Leadership Center
Joseph Tex Dozier
Principal, JTD Strategies
WPF Marketing Committee Chair
President, Baysinger Police Supply
WPF Events Committee Co-Chair
Former Wichita City Councilwoman
Dr. Pat Do
Founder, Mid-America Orthopedics
WPF Events Committee Co-Chair