Phoenix Police Foundation News

9th Phoenix Police Officer Shot In The Last 6 Months

Learn More About Operation Protective Shield

On June 14, 2022, a female detective with 19 years in the Phoenix Police Department was shot multiple times during an investigation near 43rd Ave and Baseline. The officer was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition and is expected to survive. Her body armor is credited for saving her life.  

Executive Assistant Chief Mike Kurtenbach stated, "It is just the beginning of summer and our homicide rate is up 24% over the same time last year. Homicides involving firearms are up 45% over the same time last year".  

As a community, we can come together to enhance officer and community safety by increasing the number of protective shields available to patrol officers responding to high-risk situations, such as approaching structures and vehicles. They are versatile and can be used in a variety of life-saving scenarios.

The Phoenix Police Foundation would like to invite you to become an official sponsor of the 5th Annual Women In Blue Celebration and Luncheon. With your help, the Phoenix Police Foundation will continue our tradition of honoring female law enforcement leaders for their outstanding service.

September 21, 2022

Become a Sponsor Today

Female Volunteers Wanted - The Phoenix Police Foundation is forming a civilian Women in Blue Sub-Committee. If you are interested, please send us a note on our Contact Page.  We will send you additional information and a brief survey.

Officer Tyler Moldovan Returns Home

A little over five months ago, Officer Tyler Moldovan was shot multiple times while on duty. Since then, he's fought so hard in an out-of-state rehab facility. On June 2nd, he returned home. The ENTIRE department couldn't be more proud of you, Tyler, and are right here with you as you continue to exceed expectations and fight for full and complete healing. #WeAreWithYou

PAL Elite Basketball Girls Squad

The Phoenix Police Foundation is so proud of these young ladies. This last weekend the PAL Elite girls squad won the Millennium High summer tournament! This program is only made possible by dedicated Phoenix Police Department Officers, volunteers, and our sponsors. Congratulations ladies!

Fallen Officer Memorial Marker 

On May 31, 2021, Officer Ginarro New was involved in a fatal, on-duty collision. Standing with tradition, Officer New's historical memorial marker was unveiled on the one-year anniversary of his passing at Cave Creek Road and Greenway Parkway.

Officer New's squad designed the coin below in his memory. A limited number of coins are available for purchase.  

Purchase Tribute Coin 

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 New Coin

The Phoenix Police Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that addresses unmet capital needs of the City of Phoenix Police Department, provides financial assistance in crisis situations, and recognizes those who protect our communities. By supporting the Phoenix Police Foundation, you help make Phoenix a safer place.  

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