NLEF: Helping Agencies Nation Wide

January 2022

National Law Enforcement Foundation (NLEF) was founded by recently retired San Diego Detectives to directly help agencies address the recruiting and retaining crisis. Board of Directors was created with Chris Gober and Chief of Police David Nisleit.

April 2022

Idaho State Police- Idaho State Police asked for help in building a coalition and effort for Idaho, specifically the Treasure Valley, which is the Boise region. NLEF Received 501c3 status.
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June 2022

Published an article highlighting the San Diego Police Officers Association’s project led by NLEF’s Executive Director.

After the DOJ article, calls from rank & file officers poured in asking our team to help their agency navigate how to create the funding path and manage the project. We had to focus on the states that had dedicated Governors and effective state legislators.
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October 2022

Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Coalition is created bringing together the region's LE agencies funded by the Simplot Company.

Presented for Major Cities Chiefs Association. Alerted America's Chiefs, there is a way to retain officers while helping women promote and make agencies attractive to recruits, but we need to create public/private partnerships.

November 2022

NLEF partners with Denver & St. Louis County PD. Develop plans to secure funding for FY2024.

December 2022

Idaho Governor Little adds public safety childcare funding to his Workforce Development budget proposal.

April 2023

Invited by DOJ/BJA to present in DC on recruiting/retaining solutions & tools and how DOJ can be more helpful to agencies with tangible tools.

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Jan-May 2023

Statewide education and coalition efforts in Idaho, Colorado & Missouri.

May 2023

Legislative Success! Budget bills passed in Colorado, Idaho & Missouri. Thank you, Governor Little, Governor Parson, and Governor Polis!

June 2023

NLEF partners with Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo, Ohio. Develop outreach plan.

Capital campaigns begin in Idaho, Missouri & Colorado.

October IACP

Identify the next states who have Governors dedicated to providing tangible, measurable solutions to improve the workforce of policing.

October 2023

Present at IACP, the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year — more than 16,000 public safety professionals come to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers, and equip their department for ongoing success.

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February 2024

Pivotal moment for St. Louis County Police! NLEF announces partnership with the Michael and Noémi Neidorff Family Foundation to provide the critical $1.5 million in matching funds to break ground on St. Louis County Center encouraging an additional $1,500,000 in private philanthropic support.

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March 2024

City of Dallas announces partnership with NLEF.

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Rep. Simpson Secures Funding for Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Childcare Center.

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September 2024

We will break ground in both St. Louis, County, Missouri and the Treasure Valley of Idaho.

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