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What the Community Law Enforcement Foundation is All About

Public Support for Public Safety

The purpose of The Community Law Enforcement Foundation of Morgan Hill is to support and promote public safety through partnerships that provide resources to help the Morgan Hill Police Department (MHPD) perform at its highest level of service to the community.

We believe that public safety is the most important service that the city government provides its citizens and we see the foundation as the perfect vehicle for the community to express its support for the police department. We raise money to see that the MHPD has all of the tools and training it needs to be effective and to better serve our community.

The foundation has already raised funds that led to the purchase and training of Pax. Pax is a police dog and he represents the restoration of the police department's canine unit. The foundation continues to raise money to support the dog and his annual training as well as provide food and medical care. Other recent accomplishments include the purchase of a new generator for the MHPD CSI team, a thermal imaging camera, updated training equipment for the K-9 unit and providing funds to support the MHPD's Parent Project. 

The foundation is a sustaining organization that will operate for years to come. We work closely with the MHPD's administration to align our fundraising efforts with equipment and services not currently covered by the City budget.  One of the foundation's goals is to raise funds for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) pilot whereby 5-6 patrol cars will be outfitted with the devices.  Should the pilot prove successful we will continue efforts to ensure that every department vehicle contains one of these life saving devices.  Other goals include Flash Cams to deter graffiti, VieView cameras for officers and funds to cover start up costs of the new Volunteers in Policing program.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Community Law Enforcement Foundation you can contact us, mail your donation to the PO Box, or look at our new Sponsorship Program opportunities.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Please check with your tax preparer for your individual deduction eligibility.


Board of Directors

Tim Herlihy

Vice President
Dan Makinster

Bob Brentnall

DeAnna Brindle

Board Members

Majid Bahriny

Terry Moriyama

Brian Sullivan

Marilyn Librers

Troy Benson

Amy Martinez

DeAnna Brindle

John Westfield

Bob Traina

Rich Firato

Director Emeritus
David Cohen
Craig C. van Keulen
Sharron Daniels
James Keen
Doug Moffat

Past President
Dan Makinster
Brian Sullivan
David Cohen
Craig C. van Keulen
Sharron Daniel
James Keen
Doug Moffat
Craig van Keulen

MHPD Liaison
Shane Palsgrove, Chief of Police
Corporal Scott Martin
Officer John Kuhlen

Police Officers Association Liaison
Scott Pervis

In Memoriam
John N. Quick DVM
Mike Berlinski


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