IACP Foundation: Police Foundation Ethics and Governance

As organizations that often provide a significant source of private support for police departments, police foundations must adhere to a code of ethics and governance practices that protect the departments they serve. Individual states and the federal government have established guidelines for not-for-profit organizations, but in the interest of transparency and integrity, police foundations should go one step further to ensure compliance with the law and to avoid actions that may bring negative attention to the organization.