Over the past several years, the City has been undergoing an exciting transformation. The city has evolved in many important ways, particularly in the growth and diversity of its population, and growth as a global corporate market and commercial center. With these changes have come new challenges that the Police Department must meet to succeed at our public safety mission. To address this point, a call was issued for active community engagement in the form of a Police Foundation to serve as a catalyst to assist the Department in enhancing our public safety efforts. Community support from a variety of sectors was favorable and strong, and the Stamford Police Foundation was founded.
The Mission Statement of the Stamford Police Foundation illustrates the ambitious, yet attainable goals of the organization:
"The Stamford Police Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to utilize its resources through the guidance, research, financial support and expertise to enhance the services provided by the Stamford Police Department. Through this effort, the Foundation is committed to assisting and improving the performance and effectiveness of the Stamford Police Department, and to promote a spirit of harmony between the Department and the community it serves. In doing so, the Foundation strives to support the Stamford Police Department in its mission to improve the public safety and quality of life for all its residents."
Visit the Stamford Police Foundation web site at: http://stamfordpolicefoundation.org/
Members of the Stamford Police Foundation with some of the firearms collected during the department's Gun Buy-Back program. The Foundation was one of the driving forces to start the Gun Buy-Back program and also helped fund it.