Join the Signal 13 Foundation as we celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9. Today, police work under challenging conditions, and their modest salary often does not match the critical responsibilities they take on. Police work is dangerous, and officers often risk their lives to protect a stranger. Signal 13 stands with the brave men and women of the Baltimore Police Police Department who dedicate their lives to making Baltimore a better place. If you see a police officer today, please take a moment to thank them for their service.
To donate to the Signal 13 Foundation and help Baltimore police families please click here.
A great example of honoring Baltimore law enforcement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day from the Signal 13 Foundation, Mile One, Wheels for Change, and The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3. These organizations teamed up to buy a mobility van for Baltimore Police Sergeant Carrington who is in a wheelchair after being shot during a robbery attempt in August 2019.
To learn more about National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day click here.
About Signal 13 Foundation
Since its establishment in the early 1980s, the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation has endeavored to achieve three main goals:
- to provide financial assistance to qualified Baltimore City police department personnel, both civilian and sworn, who experience unexpected personal financial hardship
- to fund college scholarships for the children of active-duty members of the Baltimore police department, both civilian and sworn
- to organize events that support the foundation’s mission and serve to foster community and goodwill among the members of the police department and the public
Traditionally, when an officer experiences a personal crisis, particularly a financial hardship, fellow officers often pitch in to help by passing a hat from person to person at Roll Call, to collect donations and contributions. The aim of the Signal 13 Foundation is to support and expand on such gallant efforts, but in a more consistent and intentional manner by providing financial assistance in the form of small, no-obligation grants. Our goal is to offer welcome relief and peace of mind to department personnel during times of distress, provide opportunities for active-duty members and their families to grow, and to ensure a healthy and vital relationship with the public.