About Us

Program Overview
The Daytona Beach Police Foundation (DBPF) was established in 2007 under the direction of Police Chief Mike Chitwood. The DBPF is a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, a 501c3 organization that raises money through donations and fundraisers throughout the year. The money that is raised is used specifically to purchase equipment and training and education opportunities for Daytona Beach police officers. DBPF is organized and administered entirely by citizens and volunteers on its board of directors. For more information, please visit the Daytona Beach Police Foundation's website.

DBPF does not replace municipal funding but only supplements it in an effort to develop and participate in approved activities, which are not covered in the department’s annual budget. To make a donation mail to:

          Daytona Beach Police Foundation
          c/o HMA
          P.O. Box 9063
          Daytona Beach, FL 32120 
          For credit card payments, please call (386) 253-0563.

Private Resources
The private sector has a real stake in the success of the Daytona Beach Police Department and the safety of our city. The DBPF serves a vital role, connecting private investment dollars with effective public safety solutions. The Foundation is engaged in an effort to leverage private resources to fund high priority law enforcement needs. DBPF’s scholarship fund is a prime example of how the funds are being used.

In addition to the scholarship fund, some of the foundation’s other goals include:

          Supporting advance law enforcement training opportunities
          Supporting community crime prevention programs
          Assisting in research and development
          Corporate gifts
          Provide funding for DNA testing

     Edith Shelley
Vice Chair: 
     John Power
     Brenda de Treville

Mary Bennett
       Linda Bradley-Thacker
       Bob Davis
       John Dolatowski
       Shawn Holmes
       Tad Jones
       Kevin Kilian
       Suzy Kridner Wymes
       Frank Lombardo
       Louie Mercer
       George Mirabal
       Bud Ritchey
       Jim Rose
       Tim Stockman
       Rose Ann Tornatore
       Barry Whitaker


Daytona Beach Police Foundation
P.O. Box 9063
Daytona Beach, FL 32120 
Phone 386-871-5224 
Fax 386-246-7571
Email: info@daytonabeachpolicefoundation.org