The Glendale Police Foundation


Glendale Police Foundation

PO Box 10142

Glendale, CA 91209-0142

Robert M. Castro, Chief of Police


The Glendale Police Foundation

The Glendale Police Foundation provides funding to:

  1. Bullet  Support Glendale Police Department operations and promote public safety.

  2. Bullet   Strengthen community/police partnerships.

  3. Bullet   Encourage innovations.

  4. Bullet   Promote officer safety.

  5. Bullet   Recognize and honor heroism, valor, and outstanding achievements.

Chief Castro Selected to Board

The  California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation, Honoring Our Fallen Heroes has selected Chief Castro to their board. The Board is comprised of active and retired peace officers from across California. The board  represents all ranks of law enforcement.

“I’m privileged to serve  as a board member  to this distinguished organization and proud to represent the Glendale Police Department.

As a board member , Chief Castro will attend the Southern California meetings as well as  the Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony each year in Sacramento.  He plans to request the participation of our Honor Guard and other personnel at the Ceremony in Sacramento.

One of the Chief’s passions is to keep the memories of fallen officers alive, something that became personally painful when his partner  Glendora  Police Officer Louis Pompei died after being shot in the line of duty.

Congratulations, Chief Castro. It’s truly an honor well deserved.

The Passing of Quwai

It is with great sadness we report that Quwai, one of the first “Fab Four” in 1995, has passed away. Officer Aaron Hamilton was his handler. Quwai started his career as a K-9 when Sam (Officer Sholtis), Yudy (Officer Feeley), Marlin (Officer Wynkoop, started the renewed K-9 unit.

Quwai had many escapades, hunted down more than his share of bad guys, and we will miss him greatly.

Our condolences to Officer Hamilton. We know he will miss Quwai, as we will.

House June 3, 2017

The recent GPD Open House rousing success!  Over 6,000 adults and kids enjoyed the multi-faceted event.  Kids enjoyed the climbing wall, the excellent face painting (by not one but two skilled artists), the food, and more. A lot of kids were thrilled to sit on Police motorcycles, with friendly officers standing by to make sure they were safe and understood a bit about the motorcycles.

Adults enjoyed free Starbucks products, hot dogs, popcorn, and face painting (shhhh, we won’t tell anyone, some of those temporary tattoos were gorgeous). Not to mention homemade, yummy popsicle bars in such exotic flavors as strawberry mint and great sno-cones. And, of course, visitors spent a lot of time talking with officers from many departments about their work.

To top it all off, we had SKIDS trials for adults, and the helicopter on display with our flight crew to discuss it. If you waited till the end of the event, you were able to see the helicopter take off, perform a few maneuvers and fly out of sight to the airfield.


Officer Kyle Heinbechner conducted K-9 demos and “meet and greets” with his K-9 Idol. Even kids scared of dogs found her easy to pet and love.  An officer from Burbank and his dog gave demonstrations as well.

K-9 Merchandise

The K-9 table was stocked with t-shirts, challenge coins, caps, and great little stuffed dogs. At times the table was mobbed. By 3:30 pm, nearly every t-shirt had been purchased, many challenge coins found homes, and those cute little doggies...all but one...were adopted and went to their “forever” homes.

Even Councilwoman Paula Devine adopted a stuffed k-9. She also twirled with  Volunteer Dave Coulter to the 40s music of the Beverly Belles.  The Belles, a cheery trio of women who could have passed for the Andrews sisters sang in perfect three part harmony.

Raffle Prizes

The cool kids police car, tricked out by Officer Teal Metts, was a great hit.  It held two kids, had a 12-volt motor and looked like a pretty cool ride. A raffle to win the car and other prizes brought a good amount of money to our Police Explorers Program.  Although hundreds of raffle tickets were sold to adults and kids alike, a small boy was the prize winner.  Perfect!  Other prizes went quickly as well.

Each Department Displayed, Station Tours and More

Just about every department had a table in the Community Room that displayed their work. Officers were available to discuss their functions and even demonstrate  their tools.  Recruiting for cadets, explorers and officers turned out to be a very busy table.   Dozens of people took the station tours, getting a real live look inside the building.  Forensics/Verdugo Regional Laboratory went  all out with their “Crime Scene for Kids.”

GPF Table

The Glendale Police Foundation had a table and board members to talk about how the foundation helps the Police Department

See You Again Next Year

This was the second annual Open HOuse held by the police department. With such an overwhelming response, we’ll be back again next year.  We will let you know the date as soon as we get it.


Glendale Police Foundation Website

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To contact the GPD, call (818) 548-4840 or use this link Call 911 in an emergency.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 GPD Open House

If you were at the Open House last year, then you know it’s a real blast.  Kids enjoyed the climbing wall, the bike rodeo, the food, and more,

Adults enjoyed  climbing in and out of the various police vehicles.  Even the helicopter was on display!

Station Tours and More

There were station tours, recruiting areas, and even our Forensic computer folk hung out with everyone.

Each division had a table, staffed with officers eager and willing to talk to anyone who stopped by.

The Forensics Department went all out!  They set up a mini lab where kids could try out the various tools and technology they unit uses.  And, they even got to solve a crime! We’ll put up last year’s pictures in a day or two.  But suffice it to say, you don’t want to miss this great event.

You’ll Really Hate It If You Miss This Great Event

Come say hi to Chief Castro and the K-9s!  Visit with your favorite officer.  Find out what the Explorers do.  If you’re a kid and you want to participate in the rodeo, then bring your bike and helmet.  Don’t miss this!

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