Phoenix Police Foundation: funds help renovation of Phoenix Victim’s Center
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
The Phoenix Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to addresses the unmet capital needs of the Phoenix Police Department, recently received a $10,000 donation from Verizon Frontline Network to help fund the renovation of the Central Phoenix Victim’s Center.
Verizon Frontline Network helps public safety agencies keep fans and the community safe during Super Bowl LVI, according to a press release.
Timothy Thomas, CEO and president of the Phoenix Police Foundation, along with Phoenix Chief of Police Mike Sullivan, joined the Verizon Frontline Network for a behind-the-scenes look at how they help the lines of communication between agencies stay open during the big game, the release states.
“It was a privilege to join Phoenix Chief of Police, Mike Sullivan, for a tour of the Verizon Frontline Network Command Center ahead of the Super Bowl,” Mr. Thomas said. “Maggie Hallbach, Senior Vice President for Verizon Public Sector, and the entire Verizon team has been working tirelessly to ensure critical communication lines stay open during the biggest event of the year. The collaboration between Verizon Frontline with local, state, and federal agencies is inspiring, to say the least.”
With the vast range of potential public safety concerns at the Super Bowl, it is crucial the thousands of first responders have easy access to communicate with one another, public safety officials report.
“For 30 years, Verizon Frontline has worked side-by-side with first responders on the front lines to ensure we are providing them with the mission-critical communications capabilities they need.” said Senior Vice President for Verizon Public Sector Maggie Hallbach.
“It is through this lasting partnership and our valued relationships with organizations like the Phoenix Police Foundation that we are able to deliver on our commitment to both understanding and meeting the unique and evolving needs of our nation’s first responders.”
During the tour, Mr. Thomas was presented with the $10,000 donation for the Victim Center Renovation Project. The renovation will remodel and upgrade the victim’s center at the Phoenix Police Department’s Family Investigations Bureau on north Central Avenue in downtown.
A new space will also be added to provide a more welcoming environment for those seeking aid. The renovation will transform the existing space into a place with more welcoming interview rooms and more privacy for the forensic nurse examination rooms.
The Phoenix Police Foundation has raised a total of $357,797 of their $550,000 goal to complete the renovation.