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Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association   


Founded in 2007, members of the Palatine Police and Fire Departments banded together to form the Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association. This is a non-profit group that is primarily a charitable organization seeking to assist those in our community and professions during troubled times. Through fundraisers such as our annual softball tournament, golf outing, pancake breakfast and chili cook off we are able to raise money that we use to assist those in the community through difficult times as well as provide help to fallen or injured area firefighters and police officers. During these fundraisers members of the association, friends and family members donate their valuable time to ensure each of these events are a success that further the goals of the organization. We also rely on the constant support of the  community through your generous contributions or your attendance at these events.  Your support furthers our efforts and ability to help those in need. To date we have given approximately $10,000 to area children and families suffering through medical crises, fallen, sick or injured police officers and firefighters, families that have been displaced due to crime or fire, local charities and two $500 scholarships to a Palatine High School and Fremd High School student that are wishing to pursue a career in public safety. The Association is also very active in the Toys for Tots campaign by raising funds and having its members shop for the children. 

How can you help?

If you would like to find out more about the organization or how you can help our efforts please contact Police Sergeant Kyle Ingebrigtsen or Firefighter Darren Brents. Again, we thank you for your support.


Toys For Tots

The Palatine Police Department members along with other village employees  have been participating in the Toys for Tots program since 1999.  Each Donated Toys for "Toys for Tots"year, raffle tickets are sold throughout the village to raise money for this worthy cause.  Raffle prizes are donated by the Police and Fire Benevolent Funds and the Fraternal Order of Police.  The money raised through raffle ticket sales is put towards thousands of dollars worth of toys for children at Christmas.  With Walmart now in town, they graciously open their doors before store hours so that members of the Police and Fire Benevolent Association can "shop till they drop".  All the toys purchased are delivered to the Marine Corps at the Woodfield Area Children's Organization (WACO) Toys for Tots Luncheon.  In 2008 the village raised $2,500.00 for this event and over the past two years, several local schools have helped gather toys for this campaign.  Marion Jordan and Paddock Schools have participated and it is always a goal to have as many schools as possible join in.

How can you help?

Around the holiday season you will see large boxes in the lobby of the police department for toy donations.  Toys must be newly purchased and still in their packaging.  With the community's generosity, we will strive to make sure every child has a present at Christmas time.

Palatine Police and Fire with Marion Jordan Students 2009


Summer Camp

The Northeast Palatine Summer Camp is a unique partnership of several public and private entities coming together in the spirit  of giving low-income youth in Palatine the opportunity to enjoy three full weeks of summer day camp. The goal of the camp is to provide a safe environment for at-risk youth, which includes educational, social, and recreational activities. No single agency has ownership of this program, and without the many partners, this program would not be possible. Partners that make this program possible include: The Palatine Police Department, Palatine Township, Community Consolidated School District 15, Palatine Park District, and the Palatine Opportunity Center.  During the weeks of camp, the children are able to participate in safe activities like swimming, trips to the zoo and museums, attend a baseball game, host a talent show and various other fun events.

The Palatine Police Department contributed nearly $10,000.00 towards camp expenses in 2009 and in 2010 the Police and Fire Benevolent Association donated $500.00.  Each year police officers and other department staff offer to trade a day of "regular" work to volunteer at the summer camp as a counselor. Employees assist on the trips, supervise the activities and participate in group projects.  There is a large sense of community for police department employees especially when the kids return each year eager to be part of the camp.

How can you help?

You can help this worthy cause by supporting all of the above listed organizations throughout the year. Without their financial support the camp would be impossible to keep up.

 Coat Drive

The Palatine Police Department serves as a drop off point for new and gently used coats for the P.A.T.H. (Palatine Assisting Through Hope) organization.

How can you help?

Drop off your new or gently used adult and children coats at the lobby of the Palatine Police Department during the month of November in the designated donation box.

For more information about PATH click on the link below.



 Holiday Helper

In December of 2012, the Holiday Helper program completed its 10th year of operation. The program was established to provide holiday gift assistance to low income families who reside in Palatine and are receiving or have received services in an attempt to better their current situation. Each year, several families are selected from PSW Ziesak and PC Dominguez’s case load, as well as, referrals from our School Liaison Officers, School Social Workers and other community professionals to participate in the program. The program is designed for families who can not participate in other holiday programs such as the Township Adopt-A- Family, but are still in need of assistance. Each child under18 years of age creates a wish list of clothing items, shoes, and a toy item that they would like to receive. A tree is put up at the WalMart entrance, where community members can select an "elf" and donate gift items. In the past, we have received a $1,000 grant from Allstate which is used at the end of the program to supplement gifts, purchase gifts for those children who were not selected off of the tree, and to purchase gifts for those children whose elf was never returned. In past years, our program has assisted as many as 80 Palatine children. A few days before the holidays, several Palatine Police Officers and staff deliver the gifts to the family’s homes.

How can you help?

The Christmas tree is placed in the entranceway of the Walmart around Thanksgiving and removed around the third week of December.  You can help by selecting an "elf" from the tree and sponsoring a child's wish list.  Instructions for donating are on each "elf".

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