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Our Foundation

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Prescott Police Foundation was founded in 2014 and is run by members of our community.  We exist solely to support the men and women of the Prescott Police Department: its police officers, dispatchers, civilian staff, and volunteers.  We are united by three beliefs:
  • First, that Prescott police officers and dispatchers do an outstanding job keeping the people of our city safe and making Prescott a better place to live.

  • Second, that our police department is often underfunded, making it challenging to maintain the high quality of policing that our community expects.

  • Third that our police officers, dispatchers, and civilian staff need and deserve our support.   

The Prescott Police Foundation operates with the guidance of its Board of Directors, the members of which are listed below.  These board members run the Foundation in consultation with the leadership of the Prescott Police Department, in accordance with IRS regulations governing 501(c)(3) organizations, and in a non-partisan, non-political manner.   

Our History

Seymour PetrovskyIt is perhaps not surprising that the Prescott Police Foundation was created by members of another law enforcement related volunteer organization:  the Civilians On Patrol (“C.O.P.s”) of the Prescott Police Department.  C.O.P.s are an indispensable but too often overlooked part of the Prescott P. D.  It was in 2013 that two C.O.P.s, Seymour Petrovsky (pictured at right) and Michael Broggie, undertook the formidable task of creating the Prescott Police Foundation, work that reached fruition on July 4th, 2014 when the Foundation officially began operation.

In addition to Petrovsky and Broggie, several other C.O.P.s also were present at the creation of the Prescott Police Foundation.  These were the men who served on the Foundation’s  first board of directors:   George Muraco (President), Michael Broggie (Vice President), Bert Austin (Secretary), and Jim McInerny (Treasurer).   Even today, ten years later, our Foundation maintains its close ties to the C.O.P.s.   Dan Barkwill, for example, who serves as the C.O.P. Sergeant, also is the Foundation’s current Vice President.