The National Police Foundation, a national, Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policing through science and innovation, has received information from several individuals who have been contacted by solicitors asking for donations in support of the “National Police Foundation,” or in some cases the “National Police Fund” in which we are not affiliated with.
The Police Foundation does NOT solicit donations from anyone via phone. If you have been contacted via telephone and asked to make donations to the National Police Foundation in Washington, D.C., this is a scam.
Please note that many legitimate local (and unaffiliated) police foundations and organizations may solicit donations from local communities via telephone and mail. If you receive such a call, we encourage you to take note of who is calling (by name and number), the date and time. We also encourage you to require donation information to be sent to you via U.S. Mail before considering any donation.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains an online reporting system for telemarketing and other scams, which can be found at https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc and many State Attorneys General offer assistance in reporting and responding to fraud.
The National Police Foundation will closely monitor the information and complaints it receives and will share information with authorities as appropriate.
Our donations are handled through a third party service provider: Give Lively, LLC, which has its own privacy and security policies.
The National Police Foundation was awarded a 2019 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency — the highest rating for non-profit organizations.