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They swore an oath “to serve and protect.” And also “to have and to hold.”

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Whether You Cheer Red or Blue, Our Officers Are There For You.


Founded in 2005, the Louisville Metro Police Foundation is dedicated to improving the Greater Louisville community and making our city a safer place to live, work and visit by supporting the men and women of the Louisville Metro Police Department. The Foundation provides the LMPD much-needed financial resources beyond what the Police Department’s Louisville Metro Government budget can fund, focusing on three key areas: programs, equipment and training and Officers in Distress.


The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is committed to making Louisville a safer place to live, work and visit, one officer at a time. As an independent, private nonprofit organization—the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Louisville Metro Police Department—we use donations to finance essential equipment, training and programs for the men and women in blue of the LMPD and their families.


The intense physical, psychological, and emotional demands of protecting our city creates stress in the lives of our officers. At LMPF, we believe that each and every one of our men and women in blue deserves our deep respect for their well being and the well-being of their families. We remain dedicated to ensuring that, whether at home or in the line of duty, they always have backup. Because when our officers are supported and protected, so is our city.

Officer in Distress Program

When tragedy occurs in the lives of LMPD officers or staff, they need to know that we’re behind them all the way. Our Officer in Distress Fund provides direct financial support to those LMPD officers and staff members suffering extraordinary professional or personal catastrophes. Visit our support page to give directly to this critical fund.


During the holidays we all enjoy the hustle and bustle of the shopping and the excitement the season brings. Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Every December, we partner with the Louisville Metro Police Department to host the “Shop with a Cop” program, which makes a huge difference in the lives of needy children all across our community. To give directly to this important initiative, visit our support page.


Matt Thornton

“All of us at Thorntons appreciate your tireless efforts to make Louisville a safe and wonderful place to live. You guys and gals rock!”

President and CEO, Thorntons, Inc.

Randy Coe

“The families of the members of our Louisville Metro Police Department have the needs, concerns and dreams like we all do. They deserve our support and respect. We are grateful to be allowed to be a supporter of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation and the families of the LMPD.”

Retired President, Kosair Charities

Dennis P. Heishman

“There may be no other organization in Louisville that residents and businesses so fundamentally rely upon more than the LMPD. Our police officers deserve our gratitude and our support. The Police Foundation is making an important, tangible difference for this great community of ours.”

Region CEO, Region CEO of Old National Bank and founding member of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation


Every minute of every day of every year, the men and women of the Louisville Metro Police Department answer a calling to serve and protect our community. But they’re also neighbors and friends, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons—and they need our support. Whenever you see an LMPD officer, be sure to say “thank you.” Their tireless efforts help make Louisville a safer place to live, work and visit. A place we’re proud to call home.

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