Over the years the Police Foundation has provided support to the department's specialty units such as:
In the mid 1970's, New York City experienced severe financial hardships. The highly respected Mounted Unit, which had been in existence for over 100 years, was going to be dismantled. The City asked the Police Foundation for help. The Mounted Unit was saved and, since 1976, every horse in the Unit was donated through the Foundation for the next 20 years.
This Unit was an invaluable aid in the September 11th rescue mission. Many of the dogs suffered burns, cuts and bruises from searching through the wreckage, and all were exhausted. The Police Foundation has assisted the NYPD in purchasing dogs and providing proper housing, care, training and transportation.
Donations of dogs and equipment assist this prestigious unit to fight crime.
A new 35 ft. boat was added through the generosity of a donor to the Police Foundation.