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About the Foundation

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to support Salisbury Police Officers and professional staff in areas that are outside of the budget provided under city funding.

Our Mission

To promote, solicit and distribute funds from donor support to enhance police services, and provide connection between the Salisbury Police Department and Salisbury residents.

Message From the Police Chief

The Salisbury Police Foundation strives to enhance the health and wellness of Salisbury Police Department (SPD) employees so they can provide the best policing possible.

The Foundation is one way in which our community can express their support of our officers and professional staff. The Foundation works with the SPD to make Salisbury a safer place for all of us, and we at the SPD are grateful for their partnership.

Donor Levels

The Foundation's second fundraiser luncheon is on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at noon at the Catawba College’s Crystal Lounge.

The Foundation is seeking sponsors, the sponsorship levels are outlined below.

Chief Level

$10,000 and up

  • Two minutes speaking at the event
  • Designated Parking Space
  • Full Table - 6 dining spaces
  • Your logo in luncheon program
  • Recognition in social media

Deputy Chief Level

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Designated Parking Space
  • Full Table - 6 dining spaces
  • Your logo in luncheon program
  • Recognition in social media

Captain Level

$3,000 - $4,999

  • Full Table - 6 dining spaces
  • Your logo in luncheon program

Lieutenant Level

$2,000 - $2,999

  • Half Table - 3 dining spaces
  • Your name in luncheon program

Sergeant Level

$500 - $1,999

  • 2 dining spaces
  • Your name in luncheon program

You can purchase individual seats for $250.00 but space is limited. Reach out via email to secure your seat soon.

Contact Us

Make a Donation

Join us in supporting the Salisbury Police Department. Donations go directly towards projects to support officer wellness. Donate online or make checks payable to:

Salisbury Police Foundation and mail to:
130 East Liberty Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Donate via Venmo
Donate via Cash App

Board of Directors

John Struzick
Jolene Philpott
Karen Barbee
Seth Waller
Tom Teichroew
Brenda Wood
Keith Bailey
Angela Alford
Kevin Auten

A Letter From Our President

group photo sof salisbury police officers interacting with community and school children

Did you know that the average police officer may experience more than three traumatic events every six months of service (i.e. fatal accidents, murders, suicides, and life-threatening incidents against themselves or others) and of those officers, 35% will develop post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms?

It takes special training for officers and support staff to be prepared when these events happen and specialized services to facilitate officer’s recovery from the trauma. Unfortunately, these programs can be expensive and are often not funded by the department’s budget.

On behalf of the Salisbury Police Foundation (SPF) board of directors, we are reaching out to you to support the men and women of the Salisbury Police Department. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support members of the Salisbury Police Department in areas of their heath and wellness, and recognizing the community’s indebtedness to their service that are outside of their city-funded budget.

We are seeking help from private citizens and vested businesses. The Foundation is asking for your help and for you to join with the SPF by supporting our fundraising luncheon to be held at noon on Thursday, September 21, at Catawba College’s Crystal Lounge. We are seeking sponsorship levels that will help us meet our goals. Our donor levels are listed above..

You will notice that certain sponsorship levels include advertising your support with our media partner and during the event. Some levels will afford you and your team table slots so you can come enjoy the luncheon and its program. Because of this, I am asking you to notify us of your intentions to sponsor by Monday, September 18.

Thank you and with warm regards,

John Struzick
Salisbury Police Foundation, President

Gym Renovation Project

The Foundation raised funds to renovate the Police department's gym and fitness equipment.

Physical fitness is an important aspect of an officer's ability to fulfill their duties as well as maintain their health. The department had received donations of gym equipment over time, but many of donations deteriorated in condition with time and use. Also, much of the electric powered equipment shown in the photo gallery was not working.

The successful fundraising effort allowed the Foundation to buy new equipment and provide officers with a better looking and more efficient gym that meets their needs.

Thank You to Our 2022 Donors!

Chief Level

Jolene Philpott
Fred and Alice Stanback
Gerry and Brenda Wood
I-Tech Security and Solutions
Greg and Missie Alcorn
Salisbury Rowan Community Foundation
The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation

Deputy Chief Level


Lieutenant Level

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Chief Jerry Stokes
Schwab Charitable
Sanders E. (Sandy) Goodman Charitable Trust
KKA Architecture

Sergeant Level

F&M Bank
Mr. and Mrs. John Struzick
Ben Mynatt Dealerships
Falcon Investment Strategies
Trident Health & Nutrition
Vibrant Coaching & Consulting
Daniel Defense
Rob and Sue Galletto

Corporal Level

Rev. Tom and Barbara Techroew
James and Laura Greene
Walser Technology Group
Tim and Leigh Norris
Chamberlain Exterminators
David W. Hoyle, III


Vogue Cleaners
Leigh Ellington
Nick Casey
Bishop Harvey and Sadie Rice
Godley's Garden Center
Ann Meredith
Walter and Elizabeth Herbst
Angela Alford
Nancy H. Bell

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