The Cypress Police Foundation (CPF) has gratefully accepted recent donations from four local companies.
Southland Credit Union, headquartered in Los Alamitos, donated $3,000 in unrestricted funds.
Bandai Foundation, the charitable arm of Cypress-based Bandai America Inc., donated $4,000 for Red Ribbon Week and $6,000 to support the Cypress Police Department’s Positive Actions thru Character Education (P.A.C.E.) program. P.A.C.E. is designed to teach sixth-grade students in local elementary schools about safe ways to handle Internet use, social media, peer pressure, bullying, violence, and drug abuse.
Los Alamitos Medical Center and Forest Lawn Memorial Parks each made donations in support of the Cypress Police Department K-9 program. In large part due to their donations, the purchase and training of a new police dog is now underway. The new dog will replace PSD Aris, a German Shepherd that worked with Cypress Police Officer Rod DeYoung since July 2010.
Fully-trained police dogs can cost well over $10,000. Many see service until around ten years of age, depending on their health. The most common police dog breeds are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois.
CPF would like to thank these companies for their generosity in support of the Cypress Police Department.
About the Cypress Police Foundation
In response to recent economic difficulties, the Cypress Police Foundation was founded four years ago to offer extra resources to the Cypress Police Department through the generosity of local businesses and individuals. CPF funds special projects and equipment for the Police Department that enhance the effectiveness of the police services in our community.
The Cypress Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and your contributions are tax deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
For more information, or to make a donation, visit the Cypress Police Foundation website at www.cypresspf.org.