Message from the Chief


Welcome to the website of the Pasadena Police Foundation. The Pasadena Police Department is very fortunate to benefit from a philanthropic Foundation which provides an invaluable service to the youth of our community and the men and women of our department.

The Board of Directors of the Police Foundation is comprised of a group of very dedicated community members who work diligently towards providing grant funding for our youth programs, for community-based organizations focused on serving our youth and for our employees, making it possible for them to attend and participate in community-sponsored events.

The Police Foundation also provides invaluable support to the Youth Accountability Board, a first-offender diversion program that has achieved great success in keeping young people out of the criminal justice system. It is this commitment to the young people of Pasadena that makes the Foundation such a critical partner with the Police Department.

It is because of the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, philanthropic organizations and the extraordinary efforts of the Board of Directors that the Police Foundation is able to provide the necessary financial support required to maintain quality youth programs offered by the Pasadena Police Department.

I genuinely appreciate the generosity of our community and encourage you to continue to support the Pasadena Police Foundation in its commitment to youth and the Pasadena Police Department. It is only through our combined efforts that we can continue to provide high-quality programs for our kids during extremely challenging times.

With sincere gratitude and appreciation,

John E. Perez

Interim Chief of Police