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 »

Overview of Torrance Police Foundation

Board Member David Buxton talks to anchor Hibah Samad about the TPF mission and their goals to support the Torrance Police Department.

TPF hopes to save lives with inaugural grant to Torrance Police for AED’s

Torrance Police Foundation was proud to present its first grant check to the Torrance Police Department in the amount of $26,390.74 to jumpstart the Torrance Police Department AED Program. The funds will be used to purchase 18 Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to be carried in police patrol cars.  Police officers are typically the first first responder on the scene of an emergency.  Now, they will have the equipment to make a difference and save lives when precious seconds and minutes matter before paramedics arrive on the scene.  The Torrance Police Foundation is proud to be able to equip our police… Read more »


THANK YOU TO AMERICAN HONDA FOR A MAGICAL EVENING AT NAPA ROSE TO BENEFIT THE TORRANCE POLICE FOUNDATION The HONDA EVENING at NAPA ROSE dinner event inside Disney’s Grand Californian® Hotel & Spa on Saturday, October 15, 2016 raised close to $50,000 for the Torrance Police Foundation. The event was supported by 170 guests, including police officers from the Torrance Police Department who experienced the culinary magic of Disney’s signature restaurant with amazing seasonally-inspired food and incredible wine pairings. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., generously hosted this event and 100% of the ticket proceeds as well as those from the silent auction benefited the… Read more »

Congratulations to Torrance Police Department for leading “Operation Money Bags”

  The Torrance Police Foundation congratulates the Torrance Police Department on a job well done! Torrance Police recently led a group of 18 other police agencies, including over 400 officers in a raid of 28 locations in and around South Los Angeles in August that led to the arrest of 13 people that were tied to over 5,000 burglaries in Southern California, including burglaries in Torrance and the South Bay. In addition to arresting 13 individuals, they recovered multiple firearms and various amounts of narcotics and U.S. currency. It seemed like a normal bust all tied to gang related activity,… Read more »

National Night Out – NNO

Torrance Police Officers are looking forward to participating in various National Night Out celebrations across the city on August 2, 2016. National Night Out is an important event in our community that promotes the neighborhood spirit, crime prevention and police-community partnerships. Torrance expects 25-30 block parties across the city and there are over 200 active Neighborhood Watch groups who are continuously working to encourage citizens to get involved. The Torrance Police Foundation wishes the Torrance Police Department officers and every neighborhood group, a safe, fun and memorable NNO celebration this year!