#18-01 Carlson CR5 Robotic Total Station
The Department needed to replace equipment that had reached its end of life. The station is a vital tool for analysis of traffic accidents, especially fatalities. The Department has a high conviction rate based on its reconstruction of accidents and the data derived from this technology.
#18-02 State of the City
The Foundation provided funds supporting the State of the City. At this event, residents and businesses had an opportunity to network with city staff and other residents and businesses, as well as learn about the current projects and financial status of the City, and learn about future plans for the City.
#18-03 National Night Out
Partnered with Gardena Police Department and Target to sponsor National Night Out. National Night Out join forces with thousands of communities nationwide to: (1) Heighten crime & drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support and participation in local anti-crime effort; (3) Strengthen neighborhood SPIRIT& Police community partnerships; (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized & fighting back through the partnership with the police and the community.
#18-04 12th Annual Employee Recognition Day
Sponsored Gardena Police Department's Annual Gardena Police Employee Recognition Day. This event is held every year to show appreciation for Gardena employees.
#18-05 Shop with a Cop and Needy Families Program
In partnership with the Gardena Police Department and Target, the Gardena Police Foundation sponsored Shop with a Cop, which provides a fun filled day for a number of children in need throughout Gardena while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. This unique December shopping experience assists children and can deter them from choosing a life of crime or violence. In addition, the Foundation supported the City of Gardena Needy Families Program, providing financial assistance during the holidays.