What We Do

SPF works with private donors, foundations and businesses to support the efforts of the Sarasota Police Department. We focus on raising funds from various community sources to help SPD achieve specific objectives that aren‘t budgeted or can benefit from augmented funding. Initiatives range from special equipment purchases and enhanced training, to officer safety and youth outreach programs. The Foundation does not fund personnel, regular police vehicles, or lethal weapons. All purchases for and grants to SPD by SPF are pre-approved by the Sarasota City Manager.