The Cape Girardeau Public Safety Foundation was created by the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Cape Girardeau Fire Department in 2007. The purpose of this Foundation is to provide an entity where businesses and individuals can make tax deductible donations to either the Police or Fire Departments. General donations made to the Public Safety Foundation help provide training and equipment for our Department, enhancing our ability to protect the citizens of Cape Girardeau. The Public Safety Foundation is incorporated as a 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
To "kick-off" the initiation of the Foundation, we hosted a golf tournament in 2007 to raise proceeds. It became an annual event for us; this year, Foundation members are looking at combining forces with local BackStoppers, Inc. members and hosting a golf tournament with proceeds going directly to our local chapter of BackStoppers, Inc. BackStoppers, Inc. provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs, and volunteer fire protection units who have lost their lives performing their duty.
City Manager Scott Meyer
Chief Wes Blair, Police Department
Chief Rick Ennis, Fire Department
John Richbourg, Finance Director
If you would like more information on how to make a donation to the Cape Girardeau Public Safety Foundation, please contact:
Cape Girardeau Police Department
Sara Nenninger, Administrative Assistant
Cape Girardeau Fire Department
Rhonda Blankenship, Administrative Coordinator