The Oviedo Police Foundation was established in 2013 as an independent, non-profit organization (under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) by a group of Oviedo citizens who desire to enhance the Oviedo Police Department. The Foundation raises money through fundraisers and donation and DOES NOT solicit by telephone or telemarketers.
These donated funds are used to:
– Help provide police training and education opportunities
– Assist officers and their families in financial need due to
– Purchase supplemental equipmentThe Foundation’s Board of Directors must approve the use of all funds. The Foundation is organized and administered entirely by citizens and volunteers.
The Officers and Board of Directors:
Jim Gordon – President
Raymond Jessee – Vice President
Mary Blake – Treasurer
James Lee – Secretary
Non-voting Board Member:
Chief Dale Coleman – City of Oviedo Police Department
Use of Funds
The Foundation does not replace municipal funding, as the City of Oviedo funds the Police Department annually through the budget process. The Foundation funds are designed only to be a supplement in an effort allow the Oviedo Police Department to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies, and training necessary to best serve our community, which are not covered in the Department’s annual budget.
The private sector and citizens of Oviedo have a tangible stake in the success of the Oviedo Police Department and the continuing safety and security of our city. The Oviedo Police Foundation serves a dynamic role by linking private investment donations with effective public safety solutions. The Foundation strives to leverage private resources to enhance law enforcement services for Oviedo residents and business owners.