The Roseville Police Foundation funds many different initiatives to support the Roseville Police Department. Below are recent programs we have funded.
Roseville Collaboration to End Human Trafficking
On Friday, January 13, 2023 three suspects were charged with human trafficking. This stems from a yearlong investigation which found an international human trafficking ring operating out of several Roseville hotels, apartments, and homes. Twelve victims have been identified and offered resources through our community partners. So far, Roseville Police detectives have made 15 arrests and seized $250,000 in cash. Continued investigations into local massage parlors were put on the back burner the past few months because of these cases, but there have been some loose ties found between the two groups and detectives will be moving forward on those investigations.
In February 2021, RPF Board Member Julie Wearn participated in a panel with the Roseville Police Department and Source MN on the topic of how Roseville is working to end human trafficking.
In 2018 the Roseville Police Department partnered with the Roseville Police Foundation, Roseville Visitors Association, Roseville Rotary, and Grace Church to develop a three-pronged approach to combatting human trafficking in Roseville: education, enforcement, and rescue/recovery. Funds were raised to support the initiative at our Annual Golf Tournament and Freedom Flights event. Read the full press release from the Roseville Police Department here.
During Summer 2019, the Roseville Police Foundation funded two community-oriented events: Family Night Out at Central Park; Sgt. Pitzl’s Cops n’ Cones at Lexington Park.
Innovative K-9 Equipment
The Roseville Police Department has 2 canine officer teams. The canines are characterized as “the tip of the spear” of law enforcement as dangerous individuals are being taken into custody. As such, the canines are in peril of being injured or killed when making apprehensions. Help support our canines with protective ballistic vests that are not funded by the departments’ annual budget.
Advanced Crime Analysis Software
Geographic information system (GIS) technology is a powerful tool used to optimize both strategic and tactical planning. Law enforcement agencies use GIS for crime analysis, criminal intelligence, community policing, vehicle/personnel tracking, traffic safety, community corrections, and many other areas.
Police Cadet Program/CSO – Educational Scholarships
Community Service Officers, (CSO), assist the Roseville Police Department in a variety of non-enforcement activities. A successful CSOs may be eligible for promotion to full-time police officer. Help support educational scholarship programs for a CSO working at least 25 hours per week while enrolled as a full-time student in an approved, two-year Law Enforcement Program. The scholarship pays for college tuition and books.
Additional Supplies for Squad go to bags
A ‘go bag’ is a stop-gap to keep an officer functioning while away from their patrol car and main resources for a few hours. Supplies may include Flexi-cuffs, tourniquet, door stops, pressure bandages, Quik Clot quaze and a spring – loaded window punch.