CIPF Stories


Who would have ever thought the whole world would be mandated to wear masks day in and day out for more than a year? We do what we need to do to keep our officers and citizens healthy and safe. At the start of the COVID Pandemic, masks were difficult to find. Manufacturing could not […]

IMPD K-9 Facility Opens

On November 20, 2020 the new IMPD K-9 training facility had its official ribbon cutting. The new facility, officially named the Alice Elizabeth Appel Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Training Facility, will allow for more space for both the K-9 officers and their dog partners. The facility is named for Alice Appel who has been one […]

Walking for Dreams

It was beautiful day on August, 16, 2020 to walk for dreams. The annual Walking for Dreams event has become a tradition for the Central Indiana Police Foundation. This event gives non-profits a stage to help them raise money for their causes. CIPF and its team of 16 walkers walked to raise money for injured […]

Back the Line

This year, 2020, has been a tremulous time for many of us. Our first responders have been hit especially hard as they are “essential employees” and cannot just stay at home. Our local law enforcement officers have been working day and night to help keep us safe and respond to emergencies. CIPF knew it needed […]

Officer Perry Renn Memorial Event

July 5th, 2014 Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Perry Renn was called to the scene of a family gathering where one intoxicated member was showing off his assault weapon. The scene ended horribly. Officer Renn was shot and so was his partner Office Gallico. Officer Gallico was revived at the scene and did live. Officer Renn, […]

Trauma Kit Used by Off Duty Patrolman Javed Richards

IMPD SWAT Patrolman Richards was heading home from his shift in his police car traveling on I465. Traffic began to slow and he could see a car had just struck the back end of a semi-truck. He parked off to the side, grabbed his Trauma Kit and ran towards the car. He quickly assessed the […]

What’s Happening in 2018?

Throughout the year, the Central Indiana Police Foundation (CIPF) participates in a variety of events–either as a sponsor to help officers engage in the community or as a fundraiser to help us continue to raise funds in support of these fine men and women in blue. In 2018, CIPF will join 63 other Indy-area non-profits […]

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome 2018 It’s hard to believe that 2017 is behind us.  It was a challenging year in Central Indiana where the dangers and realities of being a law enforcement officer were prevalent. Southport PD’s Lt. Aaron Allan’s service to the community was relentless and his loss on July 27th was devastating.  Likewise, […]

Traditional Family Outing Turns Tragic

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, a traditional family outing ended in tragedy when the family of IMPD Officer Paul Suiters was critically injured in a traffic accident.  Paul’s wife, Anita; their son, Frankie Dean; their daughter, Tiffany; and her son (Paul’s grandson), James; were all injured and taken (Anita was life-lined) to Methodist and Riley […]

Deputy Chief Jim Waters Memorial

The family of IMPD Deputy Chief Jim Waters is grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support in the wake of Deputy Chief Waters’ death.  They ask that Memorial contributions can be made to Deputy Chief James E. Waters, Children’s Education Foundation and should be directed to the: Central Indiana Police Foundation 1525 South Shelby Street […]

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