Founded in 2017, the Philomath Police Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Working with the community, we found excellent representatives willing to serve on our foundation board. Under their guidance, we strive to enhance the capabilities of the Philomath Police Department beyond what would be possible with city funding alone. Although we have just begun our work for the Philomath community, we have already received tremendous support from local businesses.
Our foundation is working on several programs to benefit the Philomath community. The K-9 Comfort Program has been a great success within our department and for the whole community. Our comfort dog, Percy, can be seen around town, visiting children in school, as well as providing support to victims of crime.
In 2018, we will continue developing the K-9 Narcotics Program. Having a drug detection dog will greatly benefit the department in our efforts to improve safety for Philomath citizens.