Signature Projects

As technology rapidly advances, new tools become available to enhance the work of law enforcement. However, with routine demands on the Evansville Police Department’s general fund, there are limited resources for securing special equipment. The Evansville Police Foundation hopes to supplement departmental assets by purchasing these types of tools.


The purpose of the Evansville Police Department Mounted Patrol Program is to enhance public safety and to build bonds of trust between the community and the Evansville Police Department. The goal of this book is to introduce children to the Evansville Mounted Patrol horses, Blondie & Speck. An interactive book format was chosen to encourage active participation, discussion, and reading together. This work is sponsored by a Toyota grant and other generous donors. We hope you enjoy learning about the Evansville Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Program. Make sure to look for the mounted patrol horses around our community!

 Grant Application

The Evansville Police Foundation strives to support the personnel of the Evansville Police Department by awarding grants for training and for equipment that have been previously requested from the budget of the department, but denied due to lack of funds.


Specialized training is critical to the Evansville Police Department in order to keep up with current trends in crime as well as learning new methods used by law enforcement. As our general fund has a limited training budget, the Evansville Police Foundation makes it possible for officers to take advantage of specialized training as it becomes available.




Scholarships are available to children, step-children, and grandchildren of the Evansville Police Department employees — sworn, civilian, retired, or deceased.

emergency fund

Emergency Fund

Over the years, Evansville Police Department employees have suffered from  personal tragedies – fires, tornadoes, family illnesses, etc. Our foundation hopes to alleviate some of the financial burdens incurred during these times of need. To date, the Evansville Police Foundation has assisted seven employees due to extended illness, family illness and death, and a flooding disaster.

Hall of fame

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors and preserves the memoy of past Evansville Police Department employees for their exceptional leadership, service and dedication. This program intends to preserve history of the Evansville Police Department and to give officers a sense of heritage, honor, pride and belonging 



Is an organization whose purpose is to foster, recognize, educate, and appreciate supporters of the Evansville Police Department. FRIENDS provides a vital link to the Evansville Police Foundation.

2023 Funding

During 2023, the evansville police Foundation provided $224,973 Grant Projects funded the following projects:


Multiple Units

  • Flock Security System
  • Recruiting Program/ Software
  • Bullet Proof Marriage training available to officers
  • Microwave for Roll-Call and Records


  • Jersey Claws, Breacher tool for individuals in every patrol car
  • Weapon Racks – for new fleet vehicles
  • Ballistic Shields


  • Drone Equipment
  • Tactical Training and Shooting Course
  • GLOCK 17 training magazines

Tactical Medic Team

  • Adult & Infant CPR training equipment

Crime Prevention

  • 3 Guardian Equipment Upgrades

K-9 Unit

  • Trading Cards for new K9 Team
  • Training Equipment
  • Host of National Detector K9 Trails


  • Officer of the month coins
  • Otter’s Law Enforcement Night
  • Retirement Recognition
  • Retired Fire and Police

Emergency Grants

  • Officers experiencing hardship


  • Ten $2,000 student scholarships

Motorcycle Patrol

  • Hand Held Laser Guns
  • Trailer Equipment

Drone Unit

  • 2 Thermal Drones
  • Drone Mapping Software

Mounted Patrol

  • Training and Development
  • Care and feed for horses

Training for Officers

  • Fitness Combatatives/ De-Escalation Training
  • Peer Support Training
  • Survival Speaker Series
  • Homicide Investigation Training


  • Items for summer Choose not to Lose Camp
  • National Night Out Swag
  • Marketing Software

Special thanks to retired and active EPD Officers, individual donors, businesses, Policeman’s Ball and SWAT Challenge participants for supporting EPD Officers and Service Animals by making donations to the Foundation. Without their
financial help, the projects could not happened.