OPCF will support community outreach and programs for OPD’s personnel and family members
A group of community members have come together with the Oxnard Police Department to form the Oxnard Police Community Foundation (OPCF). The goal of the independent 501(c)(3) non-profit is to enhance public safety in the City of Oxnard by providing financial support to the Oxnard Police Department. The OPCF will support critical programs that are not funded by the City of Oxnard, such as community engagement events and peer support following traumatic work-related incidents.
Chief Jason Benites: “I’m very excited to partner with the Foundation to make Oxnard safer and stronger. With the Foundation’s support of our community events, we will continue to increase trust and respect. The Foundation’s support for officer wellness will allow us to better care for our officers, dispatchers, and support staff that protect and serve in this difficult and challenging profession.”
Policing through community engagement and partnerships is one of the ways the Oxnard Police Department is helping to reduce crime while making lasting connections between law enforcement and the public. Many communities across the country are forming non-profit foundations to bridge funding gaps and assist law enforcement in acquiring the tools not covered in the regular budget.
Stacy Miller, Chair of the Board of Directors: “We hope the Foundation will help improve the quality of life for everyone in our Oxnard community by encouraging positive contacts between the Police and residents and fostering programs and initiatives to enhance public safety in Oxnard.”
The OPCF is guided by a Board of Directors composed of community members and sworn police personnel. The Board works with the leadership of the Oxnard Police Department to ensure the Foundation’s priorities and objectives align with those of the Department. The Board Executive Committee includes Stacy Miller, President, Carey Everhart, Vice President and Delia Campbell, Chief Financial Officer. Board Members include Jason Benites, Chief of Police and Luis McArthur, Police Commander. For more information about the Oxnard Police Community Foundation please contact Paul Carganilla at (805) 385-7631.