This year promises to be one filled with activity and opportunity to participate in supporting our Tehachapi Police Department. The Tehachapi Police Foundation was founded in 2016 to support and build relationships between the police department and the citizens of Tehachapi. Also, the foundation will raise funds to promote safety programs to students, the community and to provide additional funds for equipment, training and other items as the need arises.

Our department is outstanding and is committed to maintaining the health and safety of Tehachapi. The board and current members of the foundation couldn't agree more. That is why we are inviting individuals, businesses and corporations to become members of Tehachapi Police Foundation. The levels of membership are individual, $35; business, $350, and corporate, $1,000.

In 2018 we will be holding the annual awards banquet, Honoring the Thin Blue Line, on May 17, and need assistance on the planning. In May, we will also be selecting recipients for two scholarships. In August, National Night Out will fill Central Park. October brings Trunk or Treat and December ends the year with Shop with a Cop. All of these events grant opportunities for the foundation to participate and support our local police.

Please pick up a membership application at City Hall, Tehachapi Police station or by contacting Kim Nixon at 619-5123. Also, please call to get more information and share your ideas.

Kim Nixon is with the foundation.