4-27-15 Grant # 15-01: Procedural Justice Training
Provided funds for  managers and supervisors to attend training on Procedural Justice.
 
6/16/15 Grant #15-02: Police Explorer Competition
This grant provided funds for the Gardena Police Explorers to compete in the annual Pasadena Explorer Competition.
 
6-24-15 Grant #15-03: Body Worn Cameras
Purchased body worn cameras to be worn by Officers on patrol to record interactions with the public.

01-10-14 Grant # 14-01: Baker to Vegas Relay 2014
Funding to sponsor the Gardena Police Department Team's participation in the "Baker to Vegas" Challenge Cup, a 120-mile law enforcement relay race, designed to promote physical fitness and teamwork amongst officers and to create a stronger police force.

04-08-14 Grant #14-02: Explorer Support
This grant provided a laptop and other requirements necessary to ensure a college-bound Explorer had the necessary resources as he continues his education.

04-09-14 Grant#14-03: 3rd Annual Community Business Forum
This grant assisted the Police Department to reach a targeted audience to discuss ways for businesses to protect themselves against fraud and other crimes.

04-30-14 Grant#04-04: 15-Passenger Van
This grant allowed the purchase of a used 15-passenger van that will allow the Department to more efficiently transport personnel for training, team building, and volunteer activities, among other things. The van will allow the Department to transport these personnel in one vehicle, reducing fuel costs and other expenses.

08-14-14 Grant#14-05 : Gardena Police Explorers Competition
Funded the opportunity for the Explorers to compete in a tactical competition held in Pasadena, CA.

09-02-14 Grant#14-06: State Senate Trip to Portugal
Funded an opportunity for Chief Edward Medrano to interact directly with our state senators on an important public safety/social policy issue. Chief Medrano was the only Police Chief on the delegation and provided a local police executive perspective to the delegation.

10-13-14 Grant#14-07: Training
Provided training and networking opportunities to enhance the Chief's proficiency in responding to emerging issues in law enforcement. Funded the travel cost associated with the attendance at the conference.

1-10-13 Grant #13-01: Gardena Explorers Competition
This grant funded the Gardena Police Explorers the opportunity to compete in a tactical nationwide competition held in Arizona.

3-14-13 Grant #13-03: Employee Team Building
Funded party door prizes and helped build morale and camaraderie.

3-14-13 Grant #13-04: Baker to Vegas 2013-Transportation, Uniforms, Equipment, Lodging
Funds enabled 20 runners, 5 alternative runners, and approximately 15 to 20 volunteers to compete in the annual event. It also funded the initial registration, equipment, lodging, and fuel.

5-29-13 Grant #13-05: Police Motorcycles- Harley Davidson (Used)
Funded two used Police Motorcycles with installed radios.

7-01-13 Grant #13-06: 7th Annual Gardena PD Recognition Day
Sponsored Gardena Police Departments 7th Annual Gardena Police Employee Recognition Day. This event is held every year to show appreciation for Gardena employees.

10-24-13 Grant #13-07: Allocated Revolving Fund
Funded the city for training seminars, workshops, and other events authorized by the Chief of Police.

 

1-24-12 Grant #12-01: Baker to Vegas 2012
Funding to sponsor the Gardena Police Department Team's participation in the "Baker to Vegas" Challenge Cup, a 120-mile law enforcement relay race, designed to promote physical fitness and teamwork amongst officers and to create a stronger police force.

2-24-12 Grant #12-02: 2012 Team Building Workshop
Provided funds for the Team Building Workshop. The Team Building Workshop allowed the Department supervisors and commanders an opportunity to strategize and coordinate the Departments goals and objectives for the upcoming years.

4-2-12 Grant #12-03: Community Business Forum
Funded the Community Business Forum to increase communication and interaction with the businesses in the community.

4-11-12 Grant #12-04: 6th Annual Gardena PD Recognition Day
Sponsored Gardena Police Departments 6th Annual Gardena Police Employee Recognition Day. This event is held every year to show appreciation for Gardena employees.

6-4-12 Grant # 12-05: Special Olympics Torch Run
Purchased t-shirts for the participating runners in the Annual Special Olympics Torch Run.

8-8-12 Grant # 12-06: iPads and Peripherals
Funded the purchase of 14 iPads to supplement the departments e-policing program. The use of the iPads allows the department to test new ideas on how to facilitate real-time crime data systems from remote locations.

09-05-12 Grant# 12-07: 119 Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police
Provided funds for Chief Medrano and one other employee to travel to and attend the Annual International Associations of Chief of Police Conference.

10-24-12 Grant# 12-08: K-9 Chevy Tahoe
Funded a new Chevy Tahoe vehicle that will assist the K9 team continue to perform activities such as tracking lost persons or fleeing suspects, searching for discarded or hidden evidence or contraband, detecting illegal drugs, searching buildings and helping protect officers.

12-19-12 Grant#12-09: Executive Staff Holiday Party & 2013 LACPCA Installation Dinner
This grant funded the Executive Staff Holiday Party and allowed the Chief’s Office and Management Staff an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishment of the Department’s goals and objectives for the year

1-20-11 Grant # 11-01: Baker to Vegas Relay 2011
Funding to sponsor the Gardena Police Department Team's participation in the "Baker to Vegas" Challenge Cup, a 120-mile law enforcement relay race, designed to promote physical fitness and teamwork amongst officers and to create a stronger police force.

03-16-11 Grant # 11-02: iPads
Five (5) iPads were purchased for the Department to test new ideas on how to facilitate real-time crime data systems from remote locations.  The devices would also reduce paper use and costs since evacuation maps, reports and notes can be shared with co-workers with a quick e-mail rather than multiple photocopies.

03-03-11 Grant # 11-03: LA County Chief’s Association Spring Conference
The Foundation contributed funds to the LA County Police Chiefs’ Association to have the opportunity to meet and converse about law enforcement issues facing their agencies today, such as budget issues, crime stats, and innovative technologies and crime fighting methods to help keep LA County safe.

05-01-11 Grant # 11-04: Gardena Police Department Employee Recognition Day
Sponsored Gardena Police Departments 5th Annual Gardena Police Employee Recognition Day. This event is held every year to show appreciation for Gardena employees.

6-14-11 Grant # 11-05: 118th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police
Provided funds for Chief Medrano and one other employee to travel to and attend the Annual International Associations of Chief of Police Conference.

7-26-11 Grant # 11-06: Gardena 9/11/01 Tenth Anniversary Event
Funded the purchase of food, drinks, and supplies for the memorial event.

11-22-11 Grant #11-07: Technology Grant
Purchased computer technology, such as iPads. The use of the iPads allows the department to test new ideas on how to facilitate real-time crime data systems from remote locations.

1-19-10 Grant # 10-03: Cal Chiefs Conference
Provided funds for Chief Medrano and one staff member to attend the California Police Chiefs Conference in San Jose. This conference is a once a year opportunity for Chiefs to receive training on current law enforcement topics.

03-18-10 Grant # 10-02: Baker to Vegas Relay 2010
Funding to sponsor the Gardena Police Department Team's participation in the 2010 "Baker to Vegas" Challenge Cup, a 120-mile law enforcement relay race, designed to promote physical fitness and teamwork amongst officers and to create a stronger police force.

01-14-09 Grant # 2009-01: Baker to Vegas Relay 2009
Sponsored the Gardena Police Department team for the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay promoting officer physical fitness and team work.

04-15-09 Grant # 2009-02: Computers
Funded the purchase of two computers to supplement the Departments Media Center and e-policing programs.

05-08-09 Grant # 2009-03: T3 Mobile Vehicles
Funded the purchase of two T3 mobile vehicles to be used as extra police presence in events/parades.

06-03-09 Grant #09-04: City-wide cameras
Installation of the city-wide surveillance project.

07-01-09 Grant #09-05: 2009 Employee Recognition Day
Sponsored Gardena Police Departments 3rd Annual Gardena Police Employee Recognition Day. This event is held every year to show appreciation for Gardena employees.

12-1-09 Grant # 10-01: Explorer Support
Funded the registration, transportation, and equipment needed for the Gardena Police Explorers to participate in a yearly National Competition.

08-21-08 Grant # 2008-02: K-9
Funded a police K-9 dog and vehicle for the deployment of the canine team.

02-13-07 Grant #2007-01: Digital Cameras
Funded the purchase of 15 digital cameras for police officer use in documenting crime scenes and evidence.

02-13-07 Grant #2007-02: GPD Website
Funded the design and launch of an updated Gardena Police Department website, which will feature links to geographical crime statistics, automated reports, and recent press releases. The new site will allow for the public to more readily and easily access crime information and allow for filing of electronic police reports.

03-12-07 Grant #2007-03: Baker to Vegas Relay 2007
Funding to sponsor the Gardena Police Department Team's participation in the "Baker to Vegas" Challenge Cup, a 120-mile law enforcement relay race, designed to promote physical fitness and teamwork amongst officers and to create a stronger police force.

07-01-07 Grant #2007-04: Traffic Calming Devices
Funded the purchase of two speed radar displays to calm traffic on busy streets in the City of Gardena.