Our Investment In Public Safety
With 93% of the Torrance Police Department’s budget going toward salaries, only 7% of the department budget is available for equipment, technology, training and community focused projects or initiatives. The Torrance Police Foundation offers resources to support the men and women in blue so they can perform at their greatest level of excellence.
The Torrance Police Foundation provides grant funds directly to the Torrance Police Department to support requests that are not funded by city funds or cannot be funded by the city in a timely manner. We work closely with the Chief of Police and command staff to understand department needs and priorities and ensure a transparent, fair and appropriate allocation of grant funds.
Priority Program Areas:
Advanced Equipment & Technology
Technology is not only expensive, but rapidly evolving, making it difficult for police departments to stay up-to-date with the latest tools to help them fight crime. TPF supports the purchase of specialized equipment and technology to advance policing services. We encourage exploring innovative solutions to stay one step ahead of emerging crime trends.
Training & Education
TPF supports continuous training and education for Torrance Police Department officers and civilian staff to enhance officer safety and effectiveness and equip department personnel with the most advanced strategies and tactics for policing in the 21st Century.
TPF supports the Torrance Police Department’s efforts to forge positive relationships with the youth of our community. Police officers have an opportunity to be effective role models and make a lasting impact on the lives of a young person. We are proud to support and encourage Torrance Police Department’s engagement with youth.
Community Relations & Outreach
TPF supports projects, activities, events and programs that strengthen Torrance Police Department’s relationship with the community it serves. We understand the importance of ongoing community outreach programs in the effort to build trust, mutual respect and understanding with neighborhoods, and realize these programs are the first to be cut during tough budget years.
TPF supports Torrance Police Department’s proactive efforts to prevent and reduce crime through effective programming and outreach. We encourage the department to explore creative programs and initiatives to deter and prevent crime. We are proud to invest in prevention.