POLICE ASSOCIATIONS & CHARITIES

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Listing of Police Associations & Charities of Athletic, Ethnic, Fraternal and Professional Origins.

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PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Established 1999

AddressPO BOX 1234 Chicago, IL 60639

: Primary Number – (773) 366-4989
Website: http://www.PDCPD.com
Biography

Founded in 1999, the Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department is fraternal organization focused on fostering the traditions and respect garnered through playing the great highland bagpipe and Scottish drum. Our mission is simple: to always be in service to our comrades, their families and friends in their time of need. We have been privileged to participate in honors ceremonies of our own fallen heroes as well as Peace Officers and Firefighters across our Nation. We can NEVER FORGET their sacrifice.

POLISH AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION – PAPA

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Established 1964

AddressPO BOX 31095 Chicago, IL 60631
Website: http://www.PolAmPolice.org
Biography

The Polish American Police Association of Chicago and Illinois (P.A.P.A.) is a social and fraternal organization, founded in 1964, for Chicago Police Officers and their families who are of Polish and Slavic descent. Since then P.A.P.A. has grown beyond the City of Chicago and now encompasses members from more than 50 local, state, county and Federal law enforcement agencies within the State of Illinois and across the country. P.A.P.A. even has members who are police officers in Poland. Civilians from all communities and professions with strong ties to their heritage and/or law enforcement are welcomed as Associate members. P.A.P.A. currently has over 400 active and associate members.

P.A.P.A. activities include general membership monthly meetings, a yearly race track outing, a family picnic, participation in the Polish Constitution Day Parade and an annual dinner dance recognizing individuals whose accomplishments reflect pride in their heritage and have a positive impact on the community. Proceeds from this and other events help finance the P.A.P.A. college scholarship fund. P.A.P.A. grants three partial college scholarships to the children of its members.

P.A.P.A. is a proactive organization interested in fostering the fraternal, ethnic, cultural, educational, civic, charitable, political and professional interests of its members and the Polish-Slavic communities. P.A.P.A. provides financial and manpower support for various social service and professional organizations that provide services to the immigrant and Polish-American community.

PUERTO RICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION – PRPA

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Established 1970’s

AddressPO BOX 12938 Chicago, IL 60612

: Primary Number – (773) 888-7176
Website: http://www.PRPAChicago.com
Biography

The Puerto Rican Police Association (PRPA) is a local association of law enforcement officers who are united in an effort to organize officers of Puerto Rican descent. Our goal is to develop, promote and encourage a greater understanding and cooperation between the Hispanic community, the Chicago Police Department, and all other law enforcement agencies. We also pledge to promote, encourage and develop a higher degree of professionalism, advancement and education among Puerto Rican Police Officers.

PRPA is also united in the protection of the community, but also to give back to it in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling to its members. For more than 20 years, the men and women of the PRPA have supported the mission Esperanza by brightening the holidays of our students. Every December, the officers organize a visit from Santa Claus, who arrives bearing gifts and cheer for all! For the students Esperanza serves, many of whom are from low-income families, this visit from jolly St. Nick is especially meaningful.

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