A bridge for Connecting our Community with their Police Department

Our Mission

The Tempe Police Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established to support and strengthen the services, programs, and employees of the Tempe, Arizona Police Department.  This is accomplished through gaining increased community support for the Police Department by accepting tax exempt donations of money, goods, services or equipment to supplement the City’s regular budget processes for resources not available through other means.  Our Tax ID number is 26-3670930.

How we help

Donations made to the Foundation may be used for a variety of Police Department needs as approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  For example, the Department may request and receive funds to support the purchase of specialized equipment or to develop and implement an innovative crime prevention program.  Other uses may include advanced training programs, volunteer support, or other unexpected financial or material needs.  The Foundation’s Board of Directors will work with PD leaders to ensure that any resources provided are used to enhance the department’s overall effectiveness in providing high quality police services to the City of Tempe by a well-trained and well-equipped workforce.

In addition to accepting donations on behalf of the department, the Foundation is interested in supporting individual police employees/retirees and their families in times of critical need.  The Foundation may partner with the PD and Community in fundraising efforts to assist employees with debilitating illnesses or disabilities.

How you can help

As budgets tighten and resources become scarce, the men and women of the Tempe Police Department could use your support. If you are able to help and make a tax deductable donation of money, please use the PayPal button on this site to make your contribution. PayPal will generate a receipt for you and you can direct your funds to a specific cause if you desire.

If you prefer to send a Check, please make it payable to Tempe Police Foundation and mail it to P.O. Box 27661, Tempe, AZ 85285. You may specify any specific use of your funds by listing it in the memo line of your check. Our Tax ID number is 26-3670930.

If you can make a donation of goods, services, or equipment please contact us at for more information on how to submit your donation. Thank you for supporting the men and women dedicated to keeping you, your family, and your community safe.



“Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”
–Robert Peel



Our Fallen Officers

No Person was ever honored for what he received.  Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
–Calvin Coolidge