The Ventura Police Community Foundation (VPCF) Board of Directors invites the community to a Fall Night Out at Barrelhouse 101 on November 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The VPCF mission is to foster and support programs and initiatives that strengthen a safe community and enhance the quality of life in Ventura. Programs supported by the foundation include after school programs for 510 students at school sites throughout our community, programs for 80 students at Westpark Community Center, community partnerships that enhance the relationship between the community and the police department and public safety initiatives that address specific public safety needs that improve police effectiveness and officer safety through the use of specialized equipment.
In February 2017 the Foundation hosted a “Soft Hearts” fundraiser to support the effort to revamp the Soft Interview Room at the Ventura Police Department. Over $4,500 was raised to provide fresh paint, furniture, artwork, electronics, toys and much more for victims to have a comforting space during difficult times. In June 2017 the Foundation hosted the 20th Annual PAL Golf Tournament presented by Aera Energy, LLC. Over $30,000 was raised from the event to directly support the City of Ventura’s after school programs. In September 2017 the Foundation completed a specialized ballistic vest campaign that equipped Ventura Police Officers with life-saving equipment for use during critical incidents. Community members and businesses showed support by sponsoring the tactical vests to help protect officers. Over $24,500 was raised to meet the goal of 70 vests. The specialized vest is worn over an officer’s standard issued vest to help protect an officer from rifle fire.
“The crime fighting team of the Ventura Police Department is fortunate to have the confidence and support of the community we serve. The VPCF is a 501(c)3 and was established to provide the opportunity for community and business members to support programs and initiatives that will improve the quality of life and safety in our community,” said Police Chief Ken Corney.
In addition to afterschool programs and specialized equipment the Ventura Police Community Foundation supports opportunities for Ventura Police Officers to provide mentoring opportunities for local youth. Special outings to sporting events and entertainment venues allow an opportunity for at-risk youth to enjoy time with officers and develop impactful relationships. The support of the foundation goes directly back to the community and the police department. Join us at Barrelhouse 101 on November 9 to learn about our efforts and join us in making Ventura a better and safer community for all!
*No host event. Guests encouraged to mention VPCF at point of sale. 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to the VPCF. Guests are welcome to join the event anytime between 4:30-9:00 p.m. RSVP not necessary. Questions? Please contact 805-339-4317 or [email protected]