In 2013, the Boca Raton Police Foundation (BRPF) was established by business leader, Marc Bell and other community leaders who recognized the need to provide additional financial support to the Boca Raton Police Department (BRPD).
The BRPD is responsible for patrolling an area of 29.6 square miles and a population of approximately 98,000 residents. On a given day that number rises to over 250,000 individuals that include those working and visiting the City.
Currently, the BRPD has 216 officers and an annual budget of approximately $60 million. But with over 95% of its budget devoted to personnel and operations, the Department has little financial flexibility in an era in which the threats facing our community are growing and becoming more complex.
With increasing community expectations, budget reductions, rapidly changing equipment and technology and the need for a flexible funding option separate from the city budgetary process, the Foundation must work diligently to raise needed funds for the Boca Raton Police Department.
BRPF is governed by a volunteer board of trustees comprised of business and community leaders with a desire to keep Boca Raton safe and support the police officers that work tirelessly to protect and serve the City.
We look to enhance the BRPD’s ability to acquire the newest and most up-to-date equipment, technology and training and fund community outreach programs that improve public safety, impact officer readiness, and enhance our quality of life.
Safety is the true foundation of all that we value. Without it, there is no peace of mind. No life as we know it. No community built on the rule of law and decency.
If your safety isn’t worth supporting, what is?
BRPF raises funds from the community to fund these initiatives for the BRPD. We work to engage corporations, businesses, individuals, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to partner with us in our efforts. Donations to BRPF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The BRPF is separate from the programs of the Boca Raton Police Department such as the Fraternal Order of Police, Boca Raton Blue Benevolent, Police Athletic League (PAL) and Police Explorers. We collaborate when necessary on information sharing, program coordination, and joint planning.
We are passionately dedicated to ensuring that Boca Raton remains a safe city with a modern, up-to-date police force.
Backing Boca’s Finest by funding the latest technology and training to enhance the safety of our community.
Letter from the Chief
It is my pleasure to offer this letter of support for the Boca Raton Police Foundation. This very important organization was created to assist the Boca Raton Police Services Department by providing resources above and beyond what we receive from the general public. More specifically, the Foundation helps the Department acquire the training, technology and equipment it needs to remain a highly progressive law enforcement agency.
The Boca Raton Police Foundation is more than just a funding source. The board of trustees works closely with my office to explore emerging trends and to identify effective public safety strategies. The Foundation strengthens partnerships between the Department and other programs, such as the Police Athletic League and the Police Explorers as well as the community. The Foundation also encourages excellence in policing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For many years, the Boca Raton Police Services Department has been nationally recognized as a leader in law enforcement. The City of Boca Raton community and its government have made a significant investment in maintaining this commitment to policing excellence. The Boca Raton Police Foundation is a key partner in our quest to take policing to the next level in Boca Raton. I encourage you to fully explore the Foundation through their web site, and consider how you might support this worthy cause. Thank you. Chief Michele Miuccio | Boca Raton Police Department
Board of trustees
Chair Marc Bell, Marc Bell Capital Partners
Vice Chair Jeff Hollander, Private Investor
Treasurer Ryan Gregory Leeds, SOX Erosion Systems
Secretary Nicole Flier, Miller Construction Company
Advisor Chief Michele Miuccio, Boca Raton Police Services Department
Brian Altschuler, Baptist Health South Florida/Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Lynn Aronberg, Lynn Aronberg Public Relations
Jeff Bolender, The Boca Raton
Barbara Cipriano, Palm Beach State College
Dave Croskey, Croskey Lanni PC
Craig Ehrnst, NCCI
Darwin Higgins, Terran Orbital
Jay Katari, My Favorite Therapists
Richard Kendall, Impera Intelligence Group
Brian Kessler, The Kessler Group
Jennifer Kessler, The Kessler Group
John McAvoy, Lynn University
Alan Rose, Private Investor
Andrew Queen, Integrated Dermatology
Jeffrey Queen, Integrated Dermatology
Carrie Rubin, Rubin Obstgarten Family Foundation
Adam Sandow, SANDOW
Joel Schneider, Schneider Group
James B. Silver, Wells Fargo Advisors
Mike Soroker, Reliance Network
Bob Tucker, ADT
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We acknowledge and thank the foundations, corporations, businesses, and friends listed below for their support of specific initiatives and event sponsorships that enable us to fulfill our mission.
Barbara & Mike Soroker – Leadership Partner
Marc J. Leder Foundation – Leadership Partner
Baptist Health South Florida/Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Airport Authority
Marc Bell Capital Partners
Casa de Montecristo
Farfromboring Promotional Products
Florida Sugar Cane Growers
David & Karen Fox
The Jeffrey Hollander Fund
Kim & Jay Katari
Kessler Family Foundation
Palm Beach State College
Gary Peters Family Foundation
Red Meat Lovers Club
Rubin Obstgarten Family Foundation
Tori Lynn Saraniti
SOX Erosion Solutions
The Gardens of Boca Raton
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