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.

2020 Funding

During 2020, the evansville police Foundation provided nearly $100,000 to fund the following projects:


  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • SWAT Team
  • EPD Medical Unit
  • Upgrades to EPD Training Room


  • Accident Scene Reconstruction – Drone Unit  
  • Recognition Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Communication/Outreach Tools:

  • Trading Cards for the Motorcycle & Mounted Patrol Units
  • Website upgrades

Unit Equipment

  • Direct Radiography X-ray System – Bomb Squad
  • Repairs to Soda Blaster equipment – Soda Blaster Unit
  • DJI Mini Drone – Drone Unit
  • Bluetooth Recording Devices – Crisis Negotiation Team

Unit Supplies

  • Medical Supplies – EPD Medical Unit
  • Feed and medical care for horses – Mounted Patrol Unit
  • Scholarships
  • Ten $2000 college scholarships awarded to children and grandchildren of EPD personnel

Retirement Recognition:

  • Refreshments for retiring officer events

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.