Since the Cypress Police Foundation began in 2010, it has been able to award the Cypress Police Department grants for needed programs and items that would not otherwise be provided from their regular budget. This is all made possible by the generous donations of many individuals and corporations. Listed below is an example of what achievements were reached over the years because of our gracious donors.

• Funded the purchase of 121 Police uniform badges.

• Funded Explorer Academy tuition for two attendees.

• Funded uniforms for 8 Explorers attending the Winter Explorer Academy.

• Funded the purchase of safety hammers, tourniquets, throw phone (Cypress’ portion of the purchase), and two sniper tripods.

• Funded the purchase of a remote-controlled car (aka Donut) and two alarm interface adaptors.

• Funded the purchase of a Police Service Dog, Basic Handlers Course, and leather muzzle.

• Funded the purchase of 52 weapon mounted handgun lights.

• Funded the purchase of alarm monitoring equipment.

• Facilitated the annual Police Appreciation Luncheon to include meals for 58 police personnel.

• Funded annual fees due to the Boy Scouts of America and Learn for Life for the Cypress Police Explorer Post.

• Funded the purchase of promotional items, T-shirs, and workbooks for students participating in the P.A.C.E. program.

• Funded purchase of physical training T-shirts for Cypress Police Explorers.

• Funded lighting attachments mounted on patrol rifles issued to CYPD officers.

• Funded perpetual plaques for employee recognition (Officer, Employee, Volunteer, and Citizen of the Year), including perpetual nameplates.

• Funded the charter dues for the Cypress Police Explorer Post.

• Funded Police Trading Cards highlighting CYPD personnel.

• Funded new Class A and B uniforms for the Police Explorer unit.

• Funded Officer training in evidence gathering, processing and retention C.A.P.E. Conference.

• Funded promotion of the CYPD Open House.

• Funded tuition for Explorers to attend Explorer Academy run by the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center.

• Funded attendance by an Explorer and four Police Department members to attend Orange County Law Enforcement Advisors Association annual Gold Awards event.

• Funded Cypress Red Ribbon Week supplies and activities.

• Funded participation of Cypress Police Explorers in Orange County Explorer Competition.

• Funded Explorer Advisor training jackets designed by the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association (OCLEEAA) currently worn by many Departments in Orange County.

• Funded Explorer meeting refreshments as reward for outstanding work at community events, DUI Checkpoints, and the Explorer Competition.

• Funded the membership dues for Chief Gomez-Whiteley as a Board of Director member for the Exploring Learning for Life program.

• Funded covert GPS tracker devices used by the Criminal Investigations Bureau that attaches to property to catch criminals.

• Funded basic physical training shirts for Explorer unit.

• Funded food and refreshments for all personnel that assisted with the Annual Cypress 5k/10k Run and Festival.

• Funded purchase of new (replacement) Class B uniforms for Cypress Police Explorers.

• Funded food and refreshments for last Explorer meeting.

• Funded the purchase of Red Ribbon Cypress pencils to be distributed to students during the upcoming Red Ribbon Week activities.

• Funded the tuition of Explorers to attend an Explorer Competition hosted by the Orange County Law Enforcement Advisors Association (OCLEAA).

• Funded food and refreshments for Explorers attending a recent SWAT academy.

• Funded the purchase of Red Ribbon Cypress pencils to be distributed during the Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off Breakfast.

• Funded a training course for Explorers to attend that coincides with their ongoing firearms safety training and scenario training in preparation of the OCLEAA Competition.

• Funded the development of a mobile app with information similar to the Cypress Police Department website, but also allows the user to record information about valuables in the case of theft.

• Funded Explorer Advisors Class B training uniforms. The purpose of these uniforms is to have a training uniform that is more conforming to what other Explorer programs are currently wearing in Orange County, and throughout the state.

• Funded expenses related to the Cypress Police Explorers assisting the City of Seal Beach and the Seal Beach Police Department’s annual 5k/10k run in Seal Beach.

• Funded the Explorer Showcase Event that took place at the Cypress Community Center hosted by the Cypress Explorer Program and the Learning for Life Division of Boy Scouts of America.

• Funded the attendance of the Cypress Police Explorers to the Explorer Academy hosted by the Boy Scouts of America.

• Funded dry cleaning associated with the Explorer Showcase event.

• Funded a framed appreciation plaque for Explorer Captain Sweeney to be presented at the City Council Meeting.

• Funded shoe cleaning supplies for Explorer duty boots.

• Funded donuts, coffee, water for Explorers that assisted with the Cypress Festival.

• Funded a Sentinel Radio Alarm for enhanced response to in-progress crimes for Cypress Police Department.

• Funded the purchase of twelve new hats for the Cypress Police Department Explorers, Post 1036.

• Funded supplies needed to provide the P.A.C.E program to 6th graders that teach them about making good choices regarding drugs and alcohol as well as the 6 Pillars of Character.

• Funded tuition for the Explorer Competition hosted by the Orange County Law Enforcement Advisors Assoc. (OCLEEAA)

• Funded Red Ribbon Week pencils for 10,000 students and teachers, certificate holders and cost of the kickoff breakfast. Red Ribbon Week serves to remind students throughout Cypress of the dangers of drug use. Historically pencils have been distributed to Cypress students and staff to help celebrate and commemorate Red Ribbon Week in Cypress.

• Funded the purchase of an IRIS internet camera system for ad hoc deployment to residents or businesses on a per use basis in order to catch suspects in the commission of crimes that have been identified as trending in an area.

• Funded the purchase and training of a new Police Service Dog.

• Funded the purchase of “Blue Gun” training firearms for the Explorer Program. These training firearms are made of molded urethane and are distinctly marked with bright blue coloring and do not fire a projectile of any kind. They are strictly for training purposes.

• Funded the payment of annual fees to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for the Cypress Police Department’s Explorer Post.

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Cypress, CA 90630 USA
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