CIPF Stories

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 […]

Thanksgiving Breakfast with a Cop 2021

After a virtual year last year, our Annual Breakfast with a Cop event was back in person in November 2021. Our 5th Annual Breakfast was a great success! We exceeded our fundraising goal and raised 15% more than the previous year. We are grateful for everyone who showed up, donated, and helped to make this […]

Mylar Blankets

In the Fall, CIPF supplied area law enforcement officers with mylar blankets. These blankets are used for when officers transport other injured officers or victims in their cars. The blankets are used to keep their body temperatures up in a situation of blood loss. According to Insider First Aid, Mylar blankets are useful to First […]

A Christmas Miracle!

During November, CIPF hosted a CODE ONE fundraiser for IMPD Officer Zach Carter and his wife, Autumn Carver, through Crew Carwash. Autumn is a 34 year old wife to Zach Carver, and mom to Harlow, Sadie, and Huxley. In late August, Autumn was admitted to the hospital with complications from Covid. To make the situation […]

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