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
1808 Concept Court
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
For credit card payments, please call (386) 253-0563
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.
Promotions within the Daytona Beach Police Department are tied to educational attainment. As a result, officers are encouraged to pursue degrees from associate to masters. To help officers attain their educational goals more quickly and affordably, the DBPF will provide officers with tuition assistance from the scholarship fund.
We have police officers attending colleges on scholarships in the following programs:
Daytona State College: Associates of Arts and Bachelor programs
Keiser University: Master’s program
Bethune-Cookman University: Master’s program
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
Provide funding for DNA testing
Rose Ann Tornatore