The private sector has a stake in the communities where businesses are located and employees live. Customer patronage and employee productivity depend on the real and perceived image of those communities. The Foundation’s mission, to improve the quality of police service, has direct impact on these populations.
The business community and law enforcement face similar problems. Both are affected by crime and illegal activity. Both are interested in employee performance and management development. Law Enforcement can help Foundation companies in white collar and computer-related crime, crime prevention programs, employee drug abuse, and workplace violence. The Foundation can help the Police Department in a number of ways, which can include employee performance measures, vehicle fleet safety, technology, and management development.
This collaboration provides both sides with an appreciation of the demands on the “other manager.” By supporting the Foundation, you help to make the local police more effective, and you help to keep the Winchester region, “the community of choice.”
The Foundation recognizes the vital contribution that law enforcement makes to the well being and quality of life enjoyed by individuals and businesses in the region. It believes a strong business/police partnership provides the impetus for local law enforcement to achieve and maintain excellence.
In addition, law enforcement supports many community groups including a Christmas gift/food drive and summer camps for children. Your donations and assistance will help support these programs.
The Foundation encourages, supports, and recognizes professionalism at every level. The Foundation will focus on improving efficiency and effectiveness in these ways:
Several key points will contribute to the Foundation’s success:
The City of Winchester encompasses 9 sq. miles with a population of over 25,000. The Winchester Police Department is authorized 80 sworn officers and has 20 civilian employees. The Police Department is also responsible for the 911/Dispatch center and Emergency Management. With a $7million budget the Police Department is the largest City agency.
In 2008 the department responded to over 40,000 calls for service and investigated over 200 Part I offences.
In addition to the paid staff the Department has a very active Volunteers in Policing unit and several reserve officers.
Frederick County encompasses over 415 Squares miles with a population of over 73,000. The Sherriff’s Office has 117 sworn law enforcement personnel and 17 civilians. The Frederick County Sheriff responds to over 75,000 calls for service each year.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation please call the 540-545-4700.
Or you can make a donation to the Foundation by sending a check to:
The Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation
PO BOX 662
Winchester, VA 22604-0662