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Our community, Our Commitment

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Shop With A Cop

The Des Moines Police Foundation hosts Shop with a Cop each year. 


Shop with a Cop is an event that provides a positive interaction between underprivileged students, their families and law enforcement.

Through our Shop with a Cop event and your contribution, students in need are able to purchase small gifts for members of their household for the holidays. They will also receive a small gift for themselves and one personal item, such as a winter coat, pair of shoes or toiletry bag. 


Your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated! 


In 2019 we were able to provide 80 individual students an opportunity to shop with Officers and Fire Fighters! 35+ Officers/Fire Fighters and a TON of phenomenal Volunteers made this event possible! Thank you South King Fire and Rescue, the Port of Seattle Police, Normandy Park Police, Normandy Park Police Foundation and of course Des Moines Police and Redondo Fred Meyer!


You can donate through the following:

Des Moines Police Foundation presents auction proceeds to Mayor Pina


Yvonne Nutting and other board members presented a check for $12,000 to Mayor Matt Pina on October 19th to help purchase a

K-9 for the Des Moines Police Department. Resurrection Lutheran Church donated over $4,000 to the chaplaincy fund and overall the Foundation raised a total of $32,000 at the auction this year. Thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters!

The Des Moines Police Foundation Auction raised over $47,000 for AEDs, Chaplaincy, Bereavement and Shop with a Cop!

Thank you to our amazing Volunteers, Paige HackeJen ManchesterLisa JuvinallJudy AnoVanissa Guiberson and Emilia Omaña Caiafa!

Thank you to our Auction Committee Yvonne Nutting, Jehnee HillsBonnie WilkinsJessica VickDenise Hall and our incredible Auction Chair Jeana Procter!!!!!

Thank you to our wonderful Auctioneers Clay Procter and Jeff Espeseth for keeping the night rolling!

Thank you to our fantastic Des Moines Police Foundation Board Janel Stoneback, Jehnee Hills, Bonnie Wilkins, Denise Hall, Jessica Vick, Jeana Procter, Jeff Espeseth, Myra HarmonTad Doviak and Jan Magnuson.

Thank you to the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South for hosting our event. Des Moines, WA Police DepartmentSouth King Fire & Rescue and Deputy Chief Andy Tait for our AED Demonstration.

DJ Roy and his assistant for supplying the wonderful music for the evening.

And THANK YOU to our unbelievably generous Community for your support! We could not do any of the things we do without all of you!


We are extremely fortunate as a police department to have the support of our community.  One important way that support is shown is through the Des Moines Police Foundation.  The foundation provides the opportunity for community members to support our officers and staff as well as provide additional resources to enhance our safety and crime fighting initiatives.  The foundation also provides positive opportunities for the department to connect with our residents.  The number one responsibility of the police department is to keep our community safe.  We also work hard to address issues to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  The Des Moines Police Foundation provides outstanding support to our department and community and I am proud to work closely with them to enhance our department effectiveness.    


Thank you for your support!

Chief Ken Thomas 


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