The Madison Police Foundation in Madison, Alabama was founded in 2001, shortly after the terrorism that took place in the United States. You may recall, the City of Madison sent eight Police Officers to New York City to help with security during their time of need. The Foundation was one way of ensuring that businesses and the citizens of Madison could contribute to this and other worthwhile efforts
The Madison Police Foundation is a nonprofit organization supported by the community to promote business and citizen participation in maintaining a safe community. As a link between the police and the public they serve, the foundation provides support beyond the realm of traditional resources allocated within the Madison City budget. As municipalities are faced with increasing costs and diminishing budgets, the Madison Police Foundation helps officers and the department to bridge those tough financial gaps.
The goal of the Madison Police Foundation is to provide funding for activities that promote the welfare, image, and safety of the City of Madison and its residents. As modern law enforcement tasks continue to become more complex, the Madison Police Department has increasing needs to stay current in training, technology and equipment, while maintain or increasing communication and partnership efforts with the community.
The Foundation utilizes the generous contributions of our fellow citizens and businesses, to enhance the Madison Police Department's efforts in three vital areas
- Community Partnerships: Programs that enhance relationships between the community and the Madison Police Department
- Employee Development: Advanced training and employee recognition programs
- Police Service Enhancements: Cutting-edge and specialized equipment and technology
By supporting innovative projects, our partnership provides the Madison Police Department with the means to launch experimental projects and further its ability to serve Madison's public safety needs.
Revenue for the Madison Police Foundation comes in the form of donations and membership fees. These funds allow the Madison Police Foundation to make donations to families of police officers that have been killed in the line of duty and the Foundation provides a $100,000 life insurance policy for each Madison police officer. The Foundation also supports Rape Aggression Defense classes, Kids Camp, Annual Golf Classic, and the Police Softball Team.