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.

Funds
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
          1808 Concept Court
          Daytona Beach, FL 32124
          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.

Advancement
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

Goals
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

Chairman: 
     Bud Ritchey
Vice Chair: 
     John Dolatowski
Secretary: 
     Barry Whitaker
At-Large: 
     Ray Salazar

       Linda Bradley
       Bob Davis
       Jimmy Foster
       Jim Gallagher
       Karen Gamble
       Frank Heckman
       Tad Jones 
       George Karamitos
       Larry Kelly
       Suzy Kridner
       George Mirabal
       Joe Petrock
       Mitch Pietras
       John Power
       Cassandra Renzi
       Jim Rose
       Tim Stockman
       Rose Ann Tornatore

 

Daytona Beach Police Foundation
1808 Concept Court
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone 386-257-6828
Fax 386-257-0909
Email: info@daytonabeachpolicefoundation.org