The Glendale Police Foundation


Glendale Police Foundation

PO Box 10142

Glendale, CA 91209-0142

Robert M. Castro, Chief of Police


The Glendale Police Foundation provides funding to:

  1. Bullet  Support Glendale Police Department operations and promote public safety.

  2. Bullet   Strengthen community/police partnerships.

  3. Bullet   Encourage innovations.

  4. Bullet   Promote officer safety.

  5. Bullet   Recognize and honor heroism, valor, and outstanding achievements.

The 2015 FBI Report is out.  Glendale is the seventh safest city of its size in California.  And, while the crime rates have risen to highs in neighboring cities (Santa Clarita 19.39% and Irvine ( 26.76%), Glendale’s increase was 13.78 percent.

Increase Attributed to Theft/Larceny

Our crime increase is directly attributable to recent legislation (Prop 47 and AB 109), that released criminals from prison early and realigned the prison system. More criminals on the street plying the only trade they know. According to Sr. Crime Analyst Abby Luczon, 71% of the 2014-2015 crime increase is due to theft/larceny.

Hard Work

Our 7th safest city status isn’t snake oil and mirrors. It’s due to the hard work, continual training, and constant vigilance of our terrific Glendale Police Department.  We’ve made great strides in many areas:

  1. BulletPedestrian safety.

  2. BulletEquipping officers with medical skills similar to EMTs.

  3. BulletDeveloping a POST-certified  62-member bicycle detail and more.

Your Donation Counts

We have seen the Department do wonders with reduced budgets—applying for grants, taking advantage of local programs, and squeezing more than seems possible out of every penny. But, it isn’t enough.  The GPF raises funds to help pay for technology, training, and community programs to streamline and enhance police activities.  Your donation is key. Your donations provide the items that might otherwise go unfunded. Together we are keeping Glendale safe. Won’t you donate today?

Tip-A-Cop: October 20, 2016

Join your favorite officers at Red Robin (in the Galleria) on October 20, 2016 from 5 pm until 9 pm.  They’ll take your order for a great
burger (or anything else on the menu) and serve it to you. Now that’s service! Sort of takes the community/police partnership to a new level.  In return, you’ll tip them generously or leave a donation in the envelope on the table. And, a portion of your tip will go to Special Olympics , Tri-Valley.

It’s a fun night for a good cause!  Get there early, it’s bound to be packed!

New Community Academy Underway

The latest Community Police Academy (sponsored by the Glendale Police Foundation) kicked off Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Chief Castro greeted the group, stressing that learning more about how the

Chief Castro addresses the new Community Academy class.

Police Department operates will help the participants understand why a strong community/police partnership will help increase our collective safety and security. In addition, he added, attendees will see how police fit into our diverse society and how they can work with the police to strengthen the partnership. Chief Castro invited attendees to return to their communities as ambassadors for the police.

Officer Joe Allen outlined the academy curriculum. Hands-on learning will be key. Veteran officers will  show attendees how crimes are detected, investigated, and how decisions are made in a split second to secure citizens and the police.  The class will visit a re-enactment of a crime scene where a Glendale officer was shot.

There will even be a day at the range, where participants will learn  how to handle weapons, participate in a SWAT demonstration and more. 

If you would like to attend a future 10-week academy, contact Officer Joe Allen ( or Officer Sue Shine at (

Glendale K-9s in the Park Is Nearly Here

October 22 marks the Eighth Annual Glendale K-9s in the Park, on Verdugo Park from 11 am until 3 pm. It’s a FREE and perfect family and
dog event. There are:
  1. BulletLive K-9 demonstrations

  2. BulletPet Costume Contest

  3. BulletFace painting, bounce houses and a climbing wall

  4. BulletGreat vendors

  5. BulletRescue groups with dogs available for adoption

  6. BulletSWAT Vehicles and other demonstrations

  7. BulletGreat Food trucks

  8. BulletLow-cost vaccinations for dogs and cats.

  9. BulletAnd so very much more.

  10. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your dog! Dogs have the best time of to the to the families.


  1. This is the largest and only K-9 Unit Fundraiser of the year. Your support of our K-9 Unit is needed. The GPF provides all the day to day care for the unit, and we rely on your donations.


Glendale Police Foundation Website

This is the Glendale Police Foundation site. We support and are endorsed by the Glendale Police Department.

To contact the GPD, call (818) 548-4840 or use this link Call 911 in an emergency.

Kids Glendale K-9s in the Park
 Jenny Lau Retires
Police Unity Tour
Donate to the GPFDonate.html
Current GPF 

Duke awaits orders from Ofc. Wilson

There is a new plaque remembering and honoring GPD employees and volunteers who passed away while they were actively employed or volunteering since 2004. The plaque stands at the back of the station. Each smaller plaque represents an employee or volunteer and the number of years they worked with the GPD.