TPF Receives the Celebration of Community Award

The Torrance Police Foundation (TPF) was honored to receive the Celebration of Community Award from the Kiwanis Club of Torrance, in recognition of the Foundation’s meaningful contribution to the city of Torrance.  The Torrance Police Foundation was established in 2016 with a mission to champion community support for public safety by providing resources and support to the Torrance Police Department to ensure our men and women in blue can provide the highest level of public safety for the Torrance community.  TPF is proud to be a part of such a great community and is excited to continue to support our… Read more »

TPF Funds Grant to Assist in Closing a 47-Year-Old Cold Case

On Wednesday, September 11th the Torrance Police Department held a press conference to announce that they have identified the suspect in the murder of Terri Lynn Hollis, which took place on November 23rd, 1972. A Torrance Police Foundation grant enabled the Department to send DNA evidence from this case to a specialized facility for analysis which identified Hollis’ murderer as Jake Edward Brown, who died in 2003. The closing of this 47-year-old case will never bring back Terri Lynn, but hopefully it was able to bring resolution and closure to her surviving family members. The Torrance Police Foundation was proud to have… Read more »

TPF Community Leaders Luncheon

A recent luncheon hosted by the Torrance Police Foundation brought together more than 50 business and community leaders from across the city. Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine gave an update on the impact the Foundation’s grants have had on public safety, including the purchase of several unmanned aerial systems (UAS), equipping patrol cars with automated external defibrillators (AED devices), and acquiring a trained bomb-sniffing dog. Torrance is a safer city because of the exceptional service delivered by the leadership and officers of the Police Department!   Photo: Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine with Torrance Police Foundation Board Members Hank Parker,… Read more »

TPF Presents Grant Award at City Council

Torrance Police Foundation presented another grant award to the Torrance Police Department at City Council on November 6, 2018 to improve the Drone Team program. Nearly 100 missions have been deployed this year already to help locate missing persons, provide traffic collision and crime scene photography, and coyote tracking, evidence recovery and search-and-rescue at Torrance Beach. Torrance Police Foundation stands by the Department as a community partner, and it is our pleasure to support the Department in their dedicated efforts to create a safer, stronger Torrance community.   Photo: Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine with Torrance Police Foundation Board members Greg… Read more »

“Meet the Chief” Mixer & Reception

On Tuesday, April 5, 2018, the Torrance Police Foundation hosted the “Meet the Chief” Mixer & Reception at the Audi Pacific Dealership for more than 100 guests. The event brought together business and community leaders for a great night of networking with Torrance Police Department’s Police Chief Eve Irvine and other members of the police department. Guests included several of our Founding Sponsors, Torrance Mayor Patrick J. Furey, several City Council members, as well as Torrance Police Officers. The evening featured a K-9 demonstration from our newest K-9 dog, “Gero” who was recently trained on explosive detection. In addition, Torrance Police… Read more »

TPF Funds Grant For New Police K-9 Unit

In November, the Torrance Police Foundation board approved a grant for an additional K-9 dog for the Torrance Police department for $29,700.  With the help of our sponsors and in particular, the Honda Associates who held several fundraisers to fund a new K-9, we were able to fulfill this need.  Additionally, one of our current K-9 dogs will be trained in explosive detection (“bomb sniffing”).  To date, Torrance has been one of the few agencies without this in place. As a response to the recent increase in terrorist attacks throughout the world, having this capability will have a large impact… Read more »

Honda Evening at Napa Rose raises almost $50,000 for Torrance Police Foundation

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, American Honda Motor Co. Inc., and Board Member Steve Morikawa, generously hosted friends of the Torrance Police Foundation for a night of culinary delights, wine pairings and a high end silent auction. Set at the beautiful Napa Rose restaurant located in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, the evening helped raise close to $50,000 for the Torrance Police Foundation that will help fund grants to the Torrance Police in the areas of advanced equipment and training, youth programs and community outreach programs. “We are so thankful to Honda, one of our first founding sponsors, for… Read more »

National Police Unity Tour

This year, the Torrance Police Foundation was honored to send two of our Police Officers to take part in the National Police Unity Tour from New Jersey to Washington D.C. We are proud to have supported Lt Chris Roosen and Sgt. Greg Tiddle from the Torrance Police Department on their ride. For the past 18 years, law enforcement officers have come together to raise awareness for those officers who have died in the line of duty. Over the years, nearly 18 million dollars has been raised and donated to the Memorial, making the Police Unity Tour the single largest supporter… Read more »

Torrance Police Foundation sends Lieutenant to Executive Leadership Institute

With the extremely generous financial assistance of the Torrance Police Foundation, I had the fortune of being one of 30 participants in the inaugural class of  at the Drucker School of Management in Claremont. The West coast version of the prestigious SMIP (Senior Management Institute for Police) program in Boston, ELI is a 14-day intensive live-in course….yes, weekends included…..covering a wide range of management and leadership concepts, from Connective Leadership to Generational Shifts, from Public Trust to Crisis Communications, and so much more. Significant value came from examining these concepts from private sector, non-profit, and academia perspectives, rather than through… Read more »

Torrance Police Foundation receives $50,000 donation from Tim & Twanna Rogers

Thanks to the generosity of Tim and Twanna Rogers, The Torrance Police Foundation is thrilled to announce its first $50,000 Diamond Level sponsor. With their support, TPF will be able to further its mission to championcommunity support for public safety by providing resources to the Torrance Police Department to ensure our men and women in blue can provide the highest level of public safety for the Torrance community. The Rogers are well known for their charitable giving, recently donating one million dollars to Little Company of Mary.  Tim is a native of Torrance, and both he and Twanna expressed their deepest… Read more »