Stamford PD SRT - Lenco BearCat

$24,950 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 35 months
The Stamford Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) responds to assist with critical incidents that occur within the City of Stamford, Connecticut.  As critical incidents continue to increase in frequency and severity, we find ourselves in a position where we need your assistance.

An essential tool to provide state-of-the-art protection is the Lenco Bearcat.  The BearCat is widely used to protect law enforcement and rescue civilian populations in weather-related disasters, high risk warrant service and active shooter scenarios.  The BearCat (pictured)  has sufficient ballistic protection to provide a safe working environment for SRT members.  Not only does the BearCat protect the police inside the vehicle, but the vehicle has been used to evacuate citizens who lived nearby dangerous incidents. The police have brought civilians inside the BearCat to drive them safely out of harm’s way.   It has also been used to rescue wounded personnel and to evacuate citizens from life-threatening situations, such as barricaded suspects and active shooter scenarios.

Stamford is the 4th largest city in Connecticut. Each of the three larger cities: Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford have BearCats currently in service - Hartford and Bridgeport have two to cover their populations.  A BearCat in Stamford would not only cover the population of the city, but would be available to neighboring towns during crisis situations. 


It is one of the current goals of the Stamford Police Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, to work with Stamford Police Department and the SRT to help procure the funds necessary for the BearCat.

Please support the Stamford Police Department, the SRT and the Stamford Police Foundation in making this goal a reality. Your donations to this cause are tax deductible!  For more information about the Stamford Police Foundation, please go to: www.stamfordpolicefoundation.org.
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The Board of the Stamford Police Foundation voted yesterday to allocate $20,000 of it's funding toward the purchase of the BearCat. We believe this is a necessary tool essential for the safe and effective functioning of the Special Response Team and the people they protect. Thank you to all the people who have donated thus far and share our vision for a safer Stamford!
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Margaret Cabral
23 months ago

I don't have the money since I gave to fallen officer in Orlando FL of the Markeith Loyd shooting death instead on limited funds but any others who can, this will help Stamford Police Get a needed Lenco Bear Cat

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Ed Steel
33 months ago

So you can't con the taxpayers into funding your new toy and figured you would appeal to the more gullible world of cop supporters. Send the 600k you have been granted on body cameras and make all the citizens safer...not just the ones with shiny badges.

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Louise Cronin
33 months ago

Please consider a donation for Stamford PD SRT - Lenco BearCat. We should support our first responders in any means necessary to protect our Police Department and citizens.

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Raised by 18 people in 35 months
Created January 5, 2016
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$20,000
Stamford Police Foundation
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
FB
$1,000
FirstCounty Bank
33 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you to FirstCounty Bank for your support!!

JC
$150
John & Nancy Cavanaugh
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
Margaret Cabral
23 months ago

I don't have the money since I gave to fallen officer in Orlando FL of the Markeith Loyd shooting death instead on limited funds but any others who can, this will help Stamford Police Get a needed Lenco Bear Cat

+ Read More
Ed Steel
33 months ago

So you can't con the taxpayers into funding your new toy and figured you would appeal to the more gullible world of cop supporters. Send the 600k you have been granted on body cameras and make all the citizens safer...not just the ones with shiny badges.

+ Read More
Louise Cronin
33 months ago

Please consider a donation for Stamford PD SRT - Lenco BearCat. We should support our first responders in any means necessary to protect our Police Department and citizens.

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