The Glendale Police Foundation


GPF Supports the Glendale Police Department

Glendale Police Foundation

PO Box 10142

Glendale, CA 91209-0142

Robert M. Castro, Chief of Police

Donate to GPFDonate.html
Glendale Police Foundation Newsletter
January 2015file://localhost/GPF%20March%2026%2012-4.pdf

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 FBI released a recent report naming Glendale one of the safest cities in the nation.  This doesn’t happen by magic. Each year, our Police Department is asked to do more for public safety with fewer officers and less funding. Result:  GPF provides the tools, training, technology and equipment that might otherwise go unfunded.

Unity Tour Riders Deserve Your Help

In just a few short weeks, our Unity Tour Team will begin the grueling bicycle ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Their motto is simply “We Ride For Those Who Died.”

Unity Tour Fundraiser

To help them out, Chief Castro has announced a fundraiser for the Team on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at California Pizza Kitchen. A full 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Unity Tour Team (a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation).  Flyers will be available at the door to give to servers.  Come on out and support the cause!

The Team

The 2015 team: Andy Lazzareto (father of slain GPD officer Chuck Lazzaretto), Matthew Lazzaretto (Chuck’s son), Officer Jude Bella, Detective Art Frank (Ret), Sgt. York Tsuruta, Sgt. Harley Wing, Officer Chris Brewer, Officer Will Estrada, Officer (and ring leader) Sue Shine.  All pay their own way  and all expenses to NYC and use vacation time to boot! In addition, each must raise $1,850 to enter the race.

Coming Up Soon!
20th Annual Glendale 
Police Department
Awards Luncheon
May 14, 2015
Glendale Hilton
11:30 am until 1:30 pm2015_Luncheon.html

Glendale Police Foundation BylawsWelcome_files/GPF%20Bylaws.pdf

Bike and Pedestrian Safety

Seeing more cars stopped by Police lately? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  A couple of months ago they rolled out the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Program.  They’re focusing on locations where pedestrians and bike collisions (and violations) have happened. They’re looking for violations that drivers, bikers, and pedestrians make that lead to serious bodily harm.  This includes speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signals, stop signs or pedestrians and the like.  Pedestrians will be cited for crossing the streets illegally or for failing to cede the right of way to vehicles who have the right of way.  Cyclists should be prepared to follow all the rules of the road drivers of vehicles do or face citations.

2015 Baker to Vegas Relay
GPD comes in 2nd in our Division!
Chief runs last legBaker_to_Vegas.html

This is the Glendale Police Foundation site. It is not the Glendale Police Department official site.To contact the GPD, call (818) 548-4840 or use this link

Reserve your seat soon. We will sell out long before the luncheon!
In the past three years, 13 people have died and 968  have been injured in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists in Glendale.