NEWPORT NEWS POLICE FOUNDATION

Supporting Those Who Serve

aka Newport News Police Foundation   |   Newport News, VA   |  www.nnpolicefoundation.com

Mission

The Newport News Police Foundation is a non-profit organization created to help the brave men and women of the Newport News Police Department perform their jobs to the utmost of their abilities. Your contribution strengthens vital technological and professional development programs for the Newport News Police Officers – programs that improve performance and offer support to those risking their safety to ensure ours. The Newport News Police Foundation does not contribute to Department salaries, pensions, or overtime. Our man function is to close the gap when funding falls short. With continued success we will make Newport News a safer and more vibrant city, attracting new residents and businesses, and strengthening our neighborhoods, schools and the overall economy.

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Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Ms. Amanda Wroten

Main address

P.O. Box 120496

Newport News, VA 23612 USA

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Formerly known as

Newport News Police Department Foundation

EIN

27-3564101

NTEE code info

Crime, Legal Related N.E.C. (I99)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

“Every day, the men and women of our police department stand in harm’s way to protect and serve the citizens of our community. They deserve our gratitude and support. They do an exceptional job; they are even internationally recognized for doing so. With additional resources – equipment, technology, training and community outreach – they could do much more. It is the role of the foundation to provide the extra measure of support that will enable our police officers to serve us even better.” ​– Joe Frank, Founding President, ​Newport News Police Foundation

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Technology and Equipment

The Newport News Police Foundation secured a donation of $70,000 worth of high-quality cameras from Canon Virginia, a prominent Newport News business. Now, police officers in the case of vehicular fatalities use these state-of-the-art cameras, and record evidence at every crime scene. The previous cameras were old, but the funds were simply not available to replace them. Now, thanks to Canon Virginia, the donated cameras offer four times the mega pixels of the old equipment and the quality allows investigators, and even the judge and jury in a courtroom, to view documented evidence much more clearly.

Population(s) Served

The Youth Leadership Camps, established in 2007, are three-a-summer opportunities for a cross-section of 13- to 17-year-olds to learn about teamwork and trust, and to develop leadership and other lifelong skills. Staffed by 15 Newport News police officers, students experience an intense, paramilitary-style program. For youth and officers alike, the camps are life changing. Today, more than 400 young people have graduated from these leadership camps. Three of the graduates are now Newport News police officers; at least 50 have joined the military; some have been recruited by local corporations such as Ferguson and the Shipyard. As one officer says, “We’re training our future here.” But without continued funding from the foundation, this program and other vital work being done would cease to exist.

Population(s) Served

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Students at one school in Newport News are fundraising for four-legged heroes.

Hidenwood Elementary is helping raise money for retired police K9s through a program called "Pennies for Puppies."

The program helps retired Newport News Police K9s like "Havoc" who retired last year after 12 years of service. He was Officer Jeff Wright's partner the entire time. Now his only title is man's best friend.

"When you have a city dog, the city actually pays for everything: vet bills, food, things like that," MPO Wright explained. "Once you pay that dollar once they retire, the city pays for nothing else."

Wright purchased Havoc from the city last summer for $1 but the vet bills can be costly. Students at Hidenwood Elementary recognize that and believe officers like Wright shouldn't have to worry about the cost.

"Our goal is to make sure that no handler has to make a tough decision and that funding is available to take their best friend home with them when it's time to retire," said Amanda Wroten, the executive director of the Newport News Police Foundation.

Students, parents and teachers at Hidenwood are raising money for dogs like Havoc through "Pennies for Puppies." Last year, students raised enough pennies to donate $250 to the program.

"It provides funding for the dogs once they retire, for all their health care needs," Wroten said. "Every single penny adds up. The $250 that Hidenwood raised last year, we still have that left from K9 Havoc and his ear infection. So he still has money sitting in the account from that one donation."

Donations are now helping Havoc live out a healthy life and teaching students that a little spare change goes a long way for a four-legged hero.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Leadership

Context Notes

The number of students reporting satisfaction with the Youth Leadership Program and various elements - on this element we looked at Teamwork. The number listed is a percent.

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Leadership

Context Notes

The percentage of students who, after completing the Youth Leadership Camp, plan to attend a post secondary program. The number listed is a percent.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed skills and attitudes to make physical activity a habit

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Leadership

Context Notes

The number of youth that reported improved attitudes towards physical activity. The number listed is a percent.

Number of students with good social and leadership skills and self-discipline

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth Leadership

Context Notes

The percentage of youth who developed increased self efficacy/problem solving/leadership skills from participation in the Youth Leadership Camp. The number listed is a percent.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Technology and Equipment

Context Notes

The organization sponsored this number of events for the public/guests to raise awareness.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Newport News Police Foundation is the only organization authorized by the Newport News Police Department to raise funds on the department's behalf. The Foundation is run by an all volunteer board of directors. The Chief of Police sits on the Foundation board as an ex-officio member. 100% percent of the proceeds raised by the Foundation goes to fund valuable technology, morale, training, and community and youth engagement programs.

Our mission is to provide critical resource to the Newport News Police Department that allows the Department to acquire new technologies and equipment, provide programs for young people, and community outreach, and to enhance Department morale and education, all of which make Newport News a safer place to live, work, and play, and raise a family.

~Public Education
~Outreach
~Community Programs
~Funding

~Dedicated all volunteer board
~Community support and buy-in
~Community partnerships

Youth Leadership Camp
Honor Guard
Police and Pals Trailers
In-Touch Community Basketball Tournament
Newport News Pipes and Drums
Police Memorial
Hollydazzle
Graduations
Promotions/Awards
Retirements
Police Ball
Michelle Millard Memorial K-9 Health Fund

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NEWPORT NEWS POLICE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rob Coleman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes