CIPF Stories

Horseshoe Indianapolis donates $10,000 to Indianapolis Mounted Patrol

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022) – Each year, Horseshoe Indianapolis earmarks donations to equine specific causes in Central Indiana. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Mounted Patrol is currently working on a relocation site for their horses and headquarters and Horseshoe Indianapolis provided a $10,000 toward the cause. IMPD Mounted Patrol is a vital […]

July Self Defense Classes

In July, CIPF hosted two more self-defense classes and helped about sixty new people learn how to defend themselves. We partnered with two local police departments to put on these classes. We had one class in Westfield with the help of the Westfield Police Department and another class in Plainfield with the help of the […]

CIPF Donates Fluid Warmer

Earlier this year, CIPF funded a need for the tactical paramedic team that assists IMPD SWAT with operations. The need was for a fluid warmer. The Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) unit consists of paramedics from both Indianapolis EMS and Indianapolis Fire Department. The team assists IMPD SWAT on high-risk operations, about 500 operations per […]

Self Defense Class

At the end of April 2022, CIPF hosted its first self-defense class in Greenwood. This class served as a fundraiser for CIPF and was targeted to females in high school or college but open to anyone. We had a group of about 50 women of all ages who learned a variety of different skills and […]

Walking for Dreams 2022

 On Sunday, May 22, 2022, CIPF participated in Walking for Dreams at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. We had a great team of walkers (and a few dogs) who came out to support us! The mile and a half walk presented by the Sycamore Foundation is an annual tradition in Indianapolis and Evansville and helps […]

The First Samaria Blackwell Scholarship Winners Announced

The first Annual Samaria Blackwell Scholarship program has been a big success. We are proud to announce that the 2022 winners of the Samaria Blackwell scholarship are: William Schmitt – Freshman at Indiana University. He has several officers in his family. His uncle is Luke Schmidt with the IMPD Mounted Unit. William plans to go […]

AWARE Program Update

Last August, CIPF partnered with the Avon Police Department to help launch the department’s AWARE Program. This program is “a campaign to raise awareness of cognitive disabilities and medical-related impairments to first responders when it matters most.” Eligible participants can get a sticker that can be placed on a car or home window that “serve as an […]

CIPF Donates Baby Wipes to Indiana Women’s Prison

In September 2021, CIPF and the Fraternal Order of Police donated 10 pallets of baby wipes to the Officer Breann Leath Memorial Maternal Child Health Unit, part of the Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis. The more than 10,000 packages of baby wipes were delivered to the Indiana Women’s Prison by IMPD Officer Jerry Piland, and […]


Our Executive Director, Lisa Rollings, recently attended a special workshop for first responders on breathwork and how it can be a helpful stress management and coping mechanism for them. This workshop was led by Jesse Coomer, a professional breathworker. Plainfield Police Chief McKee found breathwork to be very helpful to his line of work and […]

2021 CIPF Year in Review

Last year saw a more “business as usual” operation for the Central Indiana Police Foundation. We were able to host and attend multiple in-person events and host our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast with a Cop event in November. CIPF was able to give support to many officers across our area in various ways due to […]

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