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.


Community Service Officer Jenny Lau passed away this morning, November 11, surrounded by family. Jenny was a hardworking, dedicated employee who went out of her way to help anyone who needed it. She was a great friend to the Glendale Police Foundation and to Glendale Crime Stoppers, as well as the Glendale Police Department she loved. Her “can do” spirit and cheerful smile will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Jenny had battled cancer for 25 years. The latest round finally took her life.  She was a friend, a valued colleague, and an all-around terrific person. Rest in peace, Jenny.

New Officers

Glendale PD has two new officers: Officer Andrew Lazzaretto and Officer Conor Brown. Both graduated recently from the LASD’s Academy. 

Officer Lazzarett (left), Volunteer Jorge Acevedo, Officer Brown (right).

Officer Brown hails from Massachusets.  Officer Lazzaretto is the son of fallen Glendale Police Officer Chuck Lazzaretto. Officer Lazzaretto was killed in an ambush in May 1997.  His son will carry on the tradition of being a Glendale Police Officer.  They will both be sworn in (public) soon.


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 (the third safest city) 19.39 percent and Irvine’s (the fourth safest city) increase was 26.76 percent. Glendale’s increase was 13.78 percent. According to Senior Crime Analyst Abby Luczon, the majority (over 70%) of our increase was in theft and larceny. (That’s where the value of the item taken—not stolen by force—is $950 and under.)

Increase Attributed Recent Legislation

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: stealing to support habits or just living expenses.

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 Tactical Medical (Tac-Med) skills. Nearly half of our officers are certified.  And, 30 more are slated to become EMTs ( Emergency Medical Technicians). Our partnership with the Fire Department is growing. Our teamwork means that injured  people will be treated more quickly. That’s because the Fire Department has to wait until the scene is cleared and it is safe for them to enter.

  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?

Glendale Police Museum

The Glendale Police Department celebrates 110 years of keeping our city safe. Starting from a marshall in 1906, we have a full fledged-state-of-the-art police force that’s innovative, creative, and forward looking. But sometimes it takes a look back to see how far we’ve actually come.  Our unofficial historian is Officer Teal Metts who just passed 19 years with the force. Ofc. Metts had the idea for a Glendale Police Museum and has collected memorabilia, anecdotes, pictures, uniforms and patches (and more!) for years.  And, soon, the memorial will become a reality. Read more...

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 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.

Tac-Med Training
Unit Citation
   Bike Patrol
Memorial Plaque
Breast Cancer  Awareness
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. Click here for more.