The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation
Sustaining the safety of our community.
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation has funded and continues to fund the following initiatives and many more.
The foundation provides scholarships for two members of the Los Gatos Youth Commission and one for the Monte Sereno Youth Commission for outstanding service to the community. .
The entire program owes its existence to the foundation. Community support purchased each of the german shepards, provided the initial and ongoing training for the canine and the handler, the purchase and conversion of patrol cars to canine cars.
Detective Bureau Specialized Surveillance and Investigative Tools
The detectives now have undercover, covert equipment with which to conduct specialized investigations. This equipment allows the detectives to follow up on critical investigations without suspects knowing they are being investigated. With this equipment, the detectives are also now able to investigate internet predators who try to victimize young members of our community.
Anti-drinking and driving program
Provides direct support to the high school for its program to educate seniors about the dangers of drinking and driving
Specialty equipment for SWAT
The department's Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) has been able to enhance its ability through the purchase of specialized surveillance and weapons equipment to be used during critical incidents.
Specialized Training for Personnel
The department relies upon specialized training throughout the year to learn new skills and maintain existing skills.
Critical stress debriefing techniques have been taught to department members, both police officers, dispatchers and civilian staff as well as the department's volunteer police chaplain.
New Resident Outreach Program
This partnership program with the Town's realtor and title companies, sends a uniformed volunteer to the door of every new resident of town upon the sale/purchase of a home to provide information about police department and Town services as well as information about the local business community and community resources and activities.
The department's DARE program has been enhanced through the purchase of two high performance, specially painted cars which are used in school presentations, community events and parades to attract the attention of youth and engage them in positive interactions with officers.
Evidence Team Trailer and Equipment
The department's evidence team is now able to process crime scenes out of a specially outfitted trailer with electrical power, external lighting and storage for all their equipment. The first time the trailer was used was at an officer involved shooting scene - only hours after customization of the new trailer was completed.
Disaster Aid Response Team SUV and Trailer
The all-volunteer Disaster Aid Response Team (DART) provided skilled emergency response volunteers to the community for disaster response, community first aid services, evidence search and collection and technical search and rescue. The foundation provided a large trailer with power and room to transport an all terrain ATV and specialized equipment to any location. The trailer is used as a base of operations when DART provided free first aid services to community groups and activities.
Volunteer Reserve Police Officers
Funding for our Reserve Officers to attended state-wide conferences and training updates.
Ice Cream and Pizza Coupon Program
Provides a positive incentive to kids in the community who wear their helmets. Officers provide free ice cream coupons to kids they see who are taking personal responsibility to keep themselves safe and follow the law. This program is unique among local departments. Other departments only issue citations to kids who do not wear their helmets; Our department rewards kids who follow the law, sometimes in front of other kids who are not wearing helmets and who are getting a citation!
Kids with Chief
Youth Commission Mini-Grant program provides funding for the youth commission to award youth in the community, in amounts up to $200, to create projects which make Los Gatos and Monte Sereno better or improve conditions for youth.
Adopt a Cop
Partnered police officers with middle school students as mentors and friends.
Cops and Kids
Members of the department and the foundation's board of directors visit campus and provide a free bbq lunch to the entire student body.
Los Gatos Children's Christmas Holiday Parade
Police Explorers are supported with equipment and program fees. The explorer program allows youth 14-21 years of age to learn about law enforcement through uniformed participation in events and activities. The explorers ride with officers and provide security and traffic control help to the department.
Provides bagpipe and drum ceremonial performances at official law enforcement events such as parades, funerals and memorial services.
Visit the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department website www.lgmspd.org
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation is the independent 501(c)3 organization that works in partnership with the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. The Foundation operates solely on donations.
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation
54 Alpine Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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