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
          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.

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

     Barry Whitaker
Vice Chair: 
     Edith Shelley
     Suzy Kridner
     Tad Jones 
Member At-Large: 
     Ray Salazar

Linda Bradley Thayer
       Bob Davis
       Brenda Carter de Treville
       John Dolatowski
       Jimmy Foster
       Karen L. Gamble
       Jim Gallagher
       Frank Heckman
       Frank Lombardo
       Louie Mercer
       George Mirabal
       John Power
       Bud Ritchey
       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