Welcome Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation (SALEF) is to raise funds to acquire or supplement the purchase of critical life-saving equipment, technology and training for our Police Officers.  Also to create community programs which benefit our citizens and support positive relations between our citizens and law enforcement.

Currently, the following agencies benefit from a SALEF partnership: Tucson Police Department, Marana Police Department, The University of Arizona Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.  As SALEF expands, we hope to partner with South Tucson Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department and Sahuarita Police Department.

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START saving teen drivers lives!  A free information and behind-the-wheel class for licensed & insured teens, ages 16-19 years old.  Tucson Police professional driving instructors provide critical information on decision making, judgement and basic motor vehicle driving skills.  Classes run September-May.

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Adopt A Cop

The Adopt A Cop program was developed in 2011 as a fundraising campaign for replacement bullet proof vests for Tucson Police Officers who wore vests past the 5 year manufacturer effective date.

Since 2011, the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation has assisted TPD in funding over 400 vests and helped to accomplish providing every patrol officer with a replacement vest.  The Foundation continues to raise funds for life saving equipment such as ballistic vests.  You can protect those that are protecting you by donating today.

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We make safety possible, but we need your support

Support our Tucson area law enforcement agencies by donating to the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation. Law enforcement officers protect us all day, every day. Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation raises money for equipment, technology and training that helps to Protect Our Protectors. Cash donations are 100% tax deductible. TIN 20-0559408.

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Raised for our Bullet Proof Vest replacement effort which began in 2011. Since then, the foundation has provided over 400 TPD Patrol Officers with Bullet Proof Vests. Vests are one example of the critical life saving pieces of equipment SALEF raises money for so we can keep our protectors protected.


Teen drivers were provided life-saving driving skills and training since 2004. Classes are free, taught by TPD professional driving instructors, vehicles are provided by TPD and Jim Click Automotive and you could receive a discount on insurance.


Spectators and 900 show vehicles attend the annual Cops & Rodders Car Show. The show will highlight Police Officers and displays from Tucson Police, Marana Police, U of A Police and the Pima County Sheriff's Department. Vehicles, equipment and other assets will be on display for the spectators to view and touch and ask questions. The car show is a massive fundraising effort presented by the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation and generates significant funds to support the needs of our partnering SALEF agencies.

Our Next Goal:

The Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation is seeking major level contributors who would like to engage in an annual giving commitment.  Commitments provide the contributor with a static logo and web-link on our website as well as some marketing elements at select events & programs.  Major level contribution levels start at $5,000.

Please contact the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation at 520-207-2878 for details.