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Police Foundation, Shield616 provide all CSPD officers with tactical vest equipment

Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, in collaboration with Shield616, has raised more than $400,000 in just under one year to help ensure the safety of Colorado Springs police officers.

PFCS announced in March 2017 that it was embarking on a two-year fundraising effort to help purchase tactical vest packages for all 685 Colorado Springs police officers. The Foundation, working with Shield616, met its fundraising goal in less than 12 months thanks to incredible community and local business support.

The final 33 tactical vest packages were presented Jan. 9, 2018 to the police department’s command staff, including the chief of police, deputy chiefs, commanders and lieutenants.

CSPD Command Staff receive tactical vest packages“Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is extremely grateful to the numerous donors who helped make this a reality,” said Kyle Hybl, PFCS board chairman. “Our ability to accomplish our goal more than 13 months ahead of schedule speaks volumes about community support for our dedicated police officers.”

Each tactical package includes a vest designed to protect officers from bullets fired by high-velocity weapons. The kits also include a ballistic helmet, goggles, a gunshot wound trauma kit and a solo monocular.

Just days after the final vest packages were distributed to the command staff, 54 new police officers graduated from the city’s police academy. Each graduate received a tactical vest package purchased with a generous donation from Church For All Nations in Colorado Springs.

While all current Colorado Springs police officers have this potentially life-saving equipment, PFCS and Shield616 will continue to raise funds to ensure future police department academy graduates receive tactical vest packages upon graduation.

To make a tax-deductible donation for the tactical vest packages, visit the Donation page.


 

Police Foundation donates trauma kits to Fountain Police, UCCS Police departments

Police Foundation of Colorado Springs has donated 76 medical trauma kits to police officers with the Fountain Police and University of Colorado Police departments. Read more here.

 


 

Colorado Springs police honor 11 for acts of bravery

By Lisa Walton

The Gazette

Many police officers go their whole careers without facing gunfire or firing a weapon at someone while on duty.

Colorado Springs officer Allison Detwiler experienced both situations in her 22nd year as a police officer.

 

 

Police Foundation Makes Potentially Life-Saving Donation to CSPD, EPCSO

El Paso County sheriff’s deputies will be better prepared to handle life-threatening injuries thanks to a Police Foundation of Colorado Springs donation.

 

Police Foundation of Colorado Springs announces Myers Scholarship Fund

Fund will Support Children of CSPD Employees, Retirees

 

27th Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon

The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs is proud to present the 27th Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon, taking place October 23rd at The Broadmoor International Center.
 


Foundation formed to give police a helping hand

The problems facing the Colorado Springs Police Department are no secret — funding has been stagnant, attrition has thinned the ranks and often no officers are available to answer non-emergency calls.

Instead of complaining about what the department can’t do, Barry Grossman and a handful of other residents recently banded together to offer the Police Department a little boost by creating The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs. read more

 


 

From KOAA | Nov. 30, 2010

Foundation for local police

The men and women on patrol in Colorado Springs now have support separate from the limitations of the city budget. The formation of the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs was just announced. It is a funding source and board made up of people independent of the department. more