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The Greenville Police Foundation is a non-profit entity that works to support the needs of the police department budget when funding falls short.
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Congrats Captain Owens! You make us proud!!!
Captain Stacey Owens has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) at the organization’s annual convention. His selection solidifies the GPD as a national leader in law enforcement professionalism.
“I congratulate Captain Owens on his selection to serve on the NAMI Board. It is a prestigious honor and recognition both for him and our Department for the significant work we have done to prepare our officers to deal with those suffering from mental illness,” Chief Ken Miller said.
Currently, there are 154 GPD officers who have completed the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program, which is the most trained in South Carolina. Owens is an active board member of NAMI Greenville and has served as vice president since 2017.
Owens’ selection brings with it nearly 25 years of law enforcement experience in South Carolina as well as a master’s degree in criminal justice. In coordination with NAMI, he successfully managed the launch and implementation of a CIT program within the GPD in 2010.
Owens still serves as the Department’s program coordinator and frequently presents at the national CIT conference and NAMI state conference.
He has testified to the South Carolina House and Senate Judiciary Committee on CIT training, which in part prompted the Palmetto State to pass legislation mandating every officer receive mental health training.
Proud of Sgt. Jason Semanyk for his excellent life saving service!
Thanks for the coverage WSPA 7News!
The Greenville Police Foundation is looking for donations to help purchase light kits for police officers.
Won't you please consider donating to the Greenville Police Department this #GivingTuesday? Click here to see ways to that you can give: http://greenvillepolicefoundation.org/
A BIG THANK YOU to CPI Security and their leadership for sponsoring 10 officers in our SafeReach Program!!! https://cpisecurity.com/
Secure your home with a CPI Security home security system. CPI offers advanced home security & monitoring equipment as well as real-time monitoring.
Thank you Encore Technology Group for sponsoring officers in our SafeReach Program!!!
A big round of applause for our new Corporate Sponsor Eldeco: http://www.eldecoinc.com/
Please consider sponsoring an officer for $250. Your donation will directly impact the safety of our community and our officers. Click here to make a donation: http://greenvillepolicefoundation.org/safereach/
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Thank for all who volunteered, donated and attended! 👏🏼💙
Our 2nd GPF luncheon honored specific men and women from the Greenville Police Department who have assisted our community with great endeavors. Thank you! 🙏🏼👏🏽👮🏼♀️👮🏾💙💯
Thank You to our Sponsors for the 1st HERO Games! South Carolina Football Hall of Fame, redhype, Tajh Boyd, Clemson University Alumni Association, The Village of West Greenville
Please spread the word and invite neighbors next Saturday, April 22nd in West Greenville to our 1st HERO Games with Tajh Boyd, Patrick Sapp, our area Greenville Police Department officers and tons of local vendors will be out! This is FREE to everyone who attends.
The Greenville Police Foundation, Greenville City Police, and the Community of West Greenville are proud to introduce the first annual HERO games, a community wide field day event dedicated to getting neighborhood children, community members, and police officers to come together for a day of fun.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22 - The Greenville Police Foundation, Greenville Police Department and the Community of West Greenville are proud to introduce the first annual HERO Games, a community wide field day event dedicated to getting neighborhood children, community members and police officers to come together for a day of fun. Come out and meet Tajh Boyd and other local leaders.
Informative article about body cameras.
While one of the biggest technological revolutions in the history of policing is still in its infancy, testimonials are beginning to pile up in support of the tiny cameras.
We would like to thank all the law enforcement and security who are working hard to keep Washington DC safe during Inauguration week!
Watch this and then go thank a police officer!
It's always nice to see police officers doing good things for others especially with so many reports about police misconduct and the lack of accountability. ...
Amy Ryberg Doyle, Councilmember, Greenville, SC
Are you interested in learning more about Greenville Police Department? Applications are now open for Citizens Academy. The class begins early March. Applications due Feb 20.
Everyone in Greenville should stay home unless it's an emergency or you are helping clean up the snow storm. Please pray for our first responders safety as they travel to calls today.
We are lucky to have the GPD as leaders nation wide in this movement!
Many police officers aren't trained to deal with people with mental health problems, but crisis intervention team programs are trying to change that.
Interesting read about Police video footage.
Under what circumstances should footage from police body and dashboard cameras be made public, and how much?
Amazing story of love, pain and compassion.
The line to get inside the home of Shirley Gibson in Southeast Washington, DC stretched out the door and onto the sidewalk Wednesday.
Here is an article on how Departments are struggling to keep good officers on the force.
A hiring crunch has left police departments throughout California thirsty for new recruits
Greenville Police Foundation Luncheon – Greenville Police Foundation
17 Oct By Greenville Police Foundation Cause in Greenville Police Foundation Luncheon This month we were honored to host our first recognition luncheon! The banquet was a great way to honor our men and women in blue, and all those who work to keep the Greenville Police putting their strongest foot f...
What is a Greenville Police Foundation for and how does it work??
The foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to provide grants to buy equipment, provide specialized training and fund employee recognition programs that aren’t covered under the police department’s budget.
Please pray for Boston.
We want to thank all the police and emergency responders who came to SC from out of state to assist with Hurricane Matthew.
Some of the area's emergency responders are heading to the South, where Matthew's wind and rain are expected to batter the coast for days.
With community support for our police the possibilities are endless on what we can accomplish! Here is a post about a recent 100k donation to another police foundation in Wisconsin by Coach McCarthy. Please read this article and see Packer's Coach Mike McCarhty reasoning for such generosity to support our HERO's in blue.
Mike McCarthy donated money to a foundation aimed at improving relationships between the police and the community.
We had a great first community luncheon today honoring Officers and organizations that have done amazing things in our community.
This is the kind of thing that should make the front page! Police officers are rarely properly appreciated when they do their job right and save lives. Thank you GPD for your dedication to proper training that helps save lives!
Greenville police talked a man out of jumping off a bridge over Interstate 385, Officer Gilberto Franco said.
Here is an article about Chief Miller when he first came to town. We are thankful for his leadership in our community since he arrived!
Ken Miller took over the reins of the Greenville Police Department last week, succeeding interim Chief Mike Gambrell, who retired on Sept. 12.
Wonderful statement by Greenville Police Department Chief Miller. #peace #equality #blacklivesmatter #alllivesmatter #hope #united #yeahthatgreenville #communityinblue #dallas #gvlpd
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2016
Statement Relative to Recent Violence in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas
Kenneth C. Miller
Chief of Police
The hearts of the men and women of the Greenville Police Department are heavy with grief for the victims and their families in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas. As difficult as it is to understand why each of these incidents –and others—have occurred, the pain of this loss reverberates within our family and community much as it does throughout America.
I understand that people across our great country are looking for reassurance and answers into acts of violence by police and against police. Regrettably, there are no simple answers and no simple solutions. But here in Greenville, the men and women of the police department understand the expectations of treating all people with dignity and respect, and protecting the Constitutional rights of all. And, we understand that there are important consequences for behaving differently.
Likewise, for our officers to perform their job responsibilities effectively and safely for all, they require the cooperation of the public. For peace to prevail, our community must recognize and reinforce this ideal. In situations including the three that have occurred this week, police professionals across the country are left trying to understand how such incidents can occur and can be prevented in the future.
In my tenure with the Greenville PD, we have reformed many expectations, policies and training for our officers. We have added implicit-bias training and revised our conduct, search, force and discipline policies and training. We are actively working to implement body worn cameras. But, we remain committed to continuing to ensure that we serve our communities fairly and well. As a result of the incidents of this week, we are recommitting ourselves to look for ways we can improve your safety and ours, and further lift the ideals of peace and harmony in our community. It is my work and my hope that we can continue to find ways to bridge the gaps that divide us, and accomplish that work without violence for anyone.
We know that there will be vigils and demonstrations in our community over the coming days and weeks. It is appropriate to honor the memory of those who died, and to speak about needed reform. The Police Department will be present to guard and protect these gatherings in the interests of peace, relationship and order.
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