BCF Welcomes Bartlesville Police Foundation

The Bartlesville Community Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent fiscal sponsor fund, the Bartlesville Police Department Foundation. The mission of the Bartlesville Police Department Foundation is “To be a bridge between the Bartlesville Police Department and the community to improve trust, health, safety, and education for officers and citizens.”

“We are very excited about establishing a formal relationship with the Bartlesville Police Department Foundation. The department and the board are comprised of such outstanding leaders who, along with the BCF, are committed to making a positive impact on this community. This partnership has tremendous potential, and we look forward to working together for the betterment of Bartlesville” – Mike Wilt, Bartlesville Community Foundation Executive Director

As a fiscal sponsor, the Bartlesville Community Foundation acts as administrative and back office support for the Bartlesville Police Department Foundation. This allows the Police Foundation to accept charitable gifts, fundraise and work to fulfill their mission without also being burdened with managing the logistics of operating a non-profit.

“I am extremely excited with the creation of the Bartlesville Police Foundation. The BPD foundation is a way for the police department to receive supplemental funding for department needs while not creating a further burden on the city budget and tax payers. I am grateful for the board members and their passion to support the mission of the police department.” – Tracy Roles, Bartlesville Police Department Chief of Police

Chief Roles and Sargent Jim Warring act as a conduit between the police department and the Foundation’s board. This allows the police department to share immediate needs with the Foundation and the Foundation’s board to make logical fundraising and granting decisions.

“The goal of the organization is to communicate with the public about the changing needs of law enforcement, specifically in new technology, body armor, body cameras and training – and then raise funds to take care of those needs. By providing funding for some of these department needs, more of the allocated taxpayer dollars can be used to increase personnel. Establishing a foundation is the perfect way to accomplish our goal and keep safety of our city’s police officers and community members as our top priority.” – Linda Branstetter, BPDF Board Chair

To make a donation to the Bartlesville Police Department Foundation please visit www.bartlesvillecf.org and click the “donate” button at the top of the page. For more information about how you can show support to this new fund or any other fund at the Bartlesville Community Foundation, please call our office at 918.337.2287.