How you have helped

Protect Our Protectors


SALEF is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization established in 2003. Our mission is to help Protect Our Protectors by raising money for life-saving equipment, technology and training for our Police Officers. We also hope to assist in generating a positive and engaging relationship between the Police Department and the surrounding communities they serve.

We could not achieve our mission without you, our supporters! The Foundation raises money in a variety of ways. We present a series of annual events with silent auctions and raffles, build and foster corporate partnerships, apply for grants, receive endowments, support community programs and request donations from individuals and business owners.  Your support has allowed the Foundation to accomplish its mission and provide those who protect us with some of their greatest needs.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP PROTECT OUR PROTECTORS….  Your generous donations allow the Foundation to provide in real and tangible ways.  You can donate anytime by clicking the donation button!

Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of 22 hard-working members of the community and business leaders. The Foundation benefits from the board’s expertise in the fields of marketing, broadcasting, development and finance which keeps the Foundation on task, within its scope and moving forward.  Volunteer board members not only donate their time and expertise, they also give generously.

New X-Ray System

SALEF assisted TPD Explosive Ordinance Division (EOD) in receiving a new x-ray system and panels. TPD acquired a federal grant which came up short and SALEF was happy to provide the difference in funding for the equipment. This new technology allows officers to do their jobs as safely as possible, while being around potentially dangerous items. You may see this device around U of A home games or any suspicious packages called in around Tucson.

Bullet Proof Vests

SALEF has raised over $300,000 for our ongoing Bullet Proof Vest replacements program which began in 2011.  Since then, SALEF has provided over 400 Tucson Police Department patrol officers with bullet proof vests.

S.T.A.R.T. is saving lives!

The Safe Teen Accident Reduction Training Program has provided over 7,500 teen drivers with life-saving driving skills and training since 2004. Classes are free and taught by Tucson Police Department professional driving instructors. Vehicles are provided and you could receive a discount on insurance.

Annual Cops & Rodders Car Show

The  annual Cops & Rodders Car Show attracts over 20,000 spectators and 800 show vehicles every year.  The show highlights every TPD Unit, their equipment and assets.  The car show is a massive fundraising effort presented by SALEF and raises significant funds to support the needs of our Tucson police officers.

Protecting Our Protectors: Sustaining the Foundation

The Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation is seeking sustaining level contributors who would like to engage in an annual or multi-year donation commitment.  Commitments provide the contributor with a static logo and web-link on our website as well as a variety of marketing elements during our yearly events and programs.  Sustaining contributions start at $5,000.

Please contact SALEF at (520) 207-2878 for details.

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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