Our community, Our Commitment

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! 


Last year 44 individual students received shopping experiences with Officers. 28 families were sponsored. We had officers from the Des Moines Police Department, the Port of Seattle Police Department and Normandy Park Police Department, Firefighters from South King Fire & Rescue, 20+ Volunteers and a Santa!  


This year we hope to reach 80 students!  But we need your help!


You can donate through the following:  

Upcoming Events
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!

Recent Events

What an absolutely incredible evening! 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 Wilson HackeJen Johnson ManchesterLisa JuvinallJudy Peters-AnoVanissa Miller Guiberson and Emilia Omaña Caiafa!

Thank you to our Auction Committee Jehnee Paik HillsBonnie Gidlund WilkinsJessica Rhodes 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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