Newly Formed Lakewood Police Foundation Elects Its First Board Of Directors

lpd logo edited tlsThe newly formed Lakewood Police Foundation (LPF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, elected its first board of directors, with Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson as an ex-officio member.  The chairman is David M. Fried, who served as a member and chairman of the N.J. Police and Firemen’s Retirement System from 1964-1984.

Other officers include Rabbi Moishe Ehrman, treasurer, who is the deputy coordinator of the Lakewood Office of Emergency Management; and Larry S. Loigman, counselor and founder of the LPF.  Other directors are Dr. Richard H. Roberts, president and CEO of URL Pharma; and Enrique Percal, owner of Percal Investments.  

The mission of the LPF is to encourage community support, recognize outstanding service, and increase the safety and law enforcement capabilities of law enforcement personnel. The LPF does not directly solicit funds, but all donations are accepted.

David Fried says, “This organization was founded by a small group of people who love this community and who appreciate the men and women on the job for their professionalism and dedication to their mission toward the safety and well-being of the people they serve.

“Lakewood’s police force is one of the best in New Jersey and we want it to stay this way; however, we recognize the economic slow-down we are going through and wish to be able to supplement, not replace, your ability to provide the equipment they need to provide their services to the community while also providing a safe environment for the people of Lakewood and for themselves.”

Checks can be made out to the Lakewood Police Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 763,
Lakewood, N.J. 08701.

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  1. I don’t understand what the LPF is actually going to do. Can anyone clarify that for me? What are the donations for, are they going to go to the Police Department? Sounds a little wierd to me.

  2. “and wish to be able to supplement, not replace, your ability to provide the equipment they need to provide their services to the community while also providing a safe environment for the people of Lakewood and for themselves.”

  3. So you wont be getting a penny from me neither. The PBA gets enough from me to help suppliment anything they want. They will be vaccuming up fed.grants entitled to the LPD. This little club may sound official but its not.

  4. “The Foundation, acting on the chief’s recommendations, will make purchases that will enhance the ability of the Police Department to serve Lakewood residents”, “New technology, that might otherwise be cost-prohibitive and available only in larger cities, may now be obtained through a grant from the Foundation, to advance law enforcement’s mission of public protection in Lakewood

  5. How is this different from the PBA (Police Benevolent Ass.)?

    Similarly, when the fire department volunteers come around and ask for donations, does that go to fighting fires? Or to lounge chairs and refreshements in the fire house?

  6. So there will be private funds coming from individuals to help supplement what the town can’t afford? Sounds great, except why should I trust private interests won’t start pushing their own agenda? I’m sorry, maybe I’m too cynical- but there is no such thing as a free lunch.

  7. Sorry , but i do not understand the mission of this private group and why are there individuals on the board that are NOT part of the police dept ?
    Can someone please explain the pupose of this group ?
    sounds very suspicious to me

  8. Seeing as how this group has no Lakewood Police officers as board members I can’t trust it’s legitimacy, now the Lakewood PBA Local 71 on the other hand is a different story. Maybe if the PBA endorses the Lakewood Police Foundation it will see some of my money.

  9. To all who responded to me, I thank you. And just so you know, I am able to read just fine, no need to reprint what the article says……. I am just wondering if anyone knows what the LPF is really going to do. Thanks #9 & 11 for your same basic thinking.

  10. to #8: What are you going to complain about next..the funding from the fire dept goes towards the basic operating costs for the companies.
    Just leave the volunteers alone already would you!!

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