The Waterloo Police Foundation was created in partnership by the Waterloo Police Protective Association (WPPA) and the Waterloo Chief of Police.  They  are working together to enhance and build relationships with the citizens they serve, particularly the youth.  The Police Foundation invests in innovative community based outreach programs to help build positive relationships between police officers and the community.  This partnership also gives police and the community shared responsibility for identifying, reducing, eliminating and preventing problems that impact our community’s safety.  By working together, our goal is to improve the quality of life in all neighborhoods in Waterloo. For more information- www.waterloopolice.org/foundation.



The Waterloo Police Protective Association, under the leadership of President Jeremy Pohl, and Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka work every day carry out the department’s mission to “vigilantly protect, serve, and work together with our community to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods.” To learn more about your Waterloo Police Department or the Waterloo Police Association, go to: www.waterloopolice.com or www.facebook.com/WPPA12


Your donations will support these efforts:

  1. “Cops and Kids” program, including Christmas shopping event and back to school shopping.
  2. Waterloo Police Department Employee of the Month program. The named officer will designate their recognition award of $200 to a charity of their choice.
  3. Situational community policing efforts initiated by Waterloo police officers. When an officer sees a situation in the field such as a stolen bike or a young person doing a good deed, funds are available to immediately rectify a situation, reward a youth for doing the right thing or just to get to know youth and their perspective.


City leaders are supportive of this effort. First term Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart is focused on making a Waterloo a better place to live, work and raise a family and states, “the Waterloo Police Foundation creates a partnership between the community and our police officers and is an excellent way to focus our collective efforts. We need the community’s help to be successful – we thank those that have or will contribute as an affirmative way to complement our city-wide efforts.”

WPPA President Jeremy Pohl explains that “this Foundation is another tool for officers to reach out to youth and our entire community in a very positive way. We appreciate the support that has been shown since announcement of the foundation.”

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka reflects on the foundation’s formation, “Day in and day out, our officers do so much that’s commendable.   We all recognize the importance of safe streets and crime reduction to every citizen we serve. This foundation hopes to capitalize on a very positive momentum in our community.”

To make a tax deductible contribution, make checks payable to:

Waterloo Community Foundation
425 Cedar Street, Suite 320
P.O. Box 1253
Waterloo, IA 50704

Or donate online now.

To learn more, contact the Foundation at 319.883.6022.