Evansville Police Receives Grant to Fund Citizen's Police Academies
[Evansville, IN] – December 7, 2012– The Evansville Police Department Foundation (EPDF), a non-profit created to support the Evansville Police Department; today announced it has received $15,000 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety and Security Institute. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc. Through the grant, EPDF will be able to fund three Citizen’s Academies in 2013. The academies provide members of the public an opportunity to learn safety and give an overall education about the department.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada.
“This grant allows the department to continue and expand our Citizen’s Academies to further our strategy to partner with our community,” Said Chief Billy Bolin.
The department will offer a spring and fall Academy, as well as a Traveling Citizen’s Academy that will be offered in the summer at a location in the community. The academy generally will be offered for 8 weeks, one night per week for approximately 3 hours. There will be safety presentations, as well as presentations by members of almost every area of the department, including Crime Scene, Narcotics, SWAT, Sex Crimes Investigation, Homicide Investigations and K-9. The next scheduled academy begins April 2nd and continues through May, 21, 2013. Contact Training Specialist Debbie Baird to reserve a spot at 436-4948.
“Motorola Solutions is dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter,” said Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “Motorola Solutions Foundation aligns itself with this mission by supporting programs like the Evansville Police Department Foundation that train people how to respond to potential safety problems or recover from the loss of a first responder. We are proud to see these valuable programs make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work, such as Evansville.”
Through the Public Safety and Security Institute, the Motorola Solutions Foundation serves as an investor, convener and supporter of issues that affect the public safety of communities worldwide, providing leadership in the sector to drive innovation and grow and engage the network of those interested in these issues.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides grants around the world with an emphasis on programming in communities where Motorola Solutions has a significant presence. For 84 years, Motorola has worked side-by-side with law enforcement to develop the solutions that support its mission. Since 2007, the foundation has provided over $25M in grants to public safety organizations in the U.S and Canada.
About the Evansville Police Department Foundation The Evansville Police Department Foundation was formed in 2008 and provides support to the Evansville Police Department (beyond what is provided through the department budget) with training, equipment, emergency support for officers and college scholarships for children/ grandchildren of officers. For more information about the Evansville Police Department Foundation visit www.epdfoundation.org. About Motorola Solutions Foundation The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.