In 2013, the Nelson Police Board approved the formation of the Nelson Police Foundation the goal of which is to raise funds that will be used for important community and policing initiatives supporting a healthy and productive relationship between the Nelson Police Department and the community it serves. Specialized training and equipment, community education, crime prevention and youth projects that are not typically funded with the annual police budget are financed through the fundraising efforts of the Foundation.
The Nelson Police Foundation fosters partnerships with the public to enhance the Nelson Police Department’s capacity to build safer communities by supporting a healthy relationship between the Nelson Police Department and the community.
A well-supported local police department.
Our Guiding Principles
We raise and allocate funds to provide otherwise unfunded resources to the Nelson Police Department to support its efforts to provide a safe community.
We communicate effectively with the Community.
We develop effective fundraisers to support our Mission.
Projects & Programs
Some of the Projects & Programs, the Foundation currently supports:
Emergency Services Camp - coaching and mentoring our youth
NPD Annual Fishing Derby
Restoration of Heritage Police Car with high school students