The Greenville Police Department is proud to support our community and local charitable organizations through participation in various outreach activities and fundraising.
There are many ways in which we support the community, and many ways for the community to support us. If you want to make a donation for use by the Greenville Police Department, you may donate to the Greenville Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Learn about some of our activities to see how you can help support our interests in local charities and events:
Officers Lepak, Franco, Sample, Leewood, and Sergeant Irick declared the Special Olympics Basketball Invitational open on Feb 10, 2017.
Officers cheered on Special Olympics athletes from Hughes Academy.
The athletes at the 2017 Special Olympics Area 4 Basketball Invitational were excited to meet Greenville police officers.
Officers cheered on the team at the Special Olympics basketball game in 2016.
Officers delivered meals to homebound residents as part of the Meals on Wheels program.
Greenville Police Department Events
Hero Day at West Greenville Community Center (Zone 1)
The Greenville Police Foundation and the Greenville Police Department hosted the first Hero Day at the West Greenville Community Center on April 22, 2017. Members from the Police Foundation and Police Department played kickball, tug-of-war, and soccer with kids, enjoyed a great cookout with community members, and had a great afternoon with our community!
Special Olympics South Carolina
2018 Paris Mountain Polar Plunge
On February 24, our officers, under the team name "GPD Shock and Thaw," took on this year's Paris Mountain Polar Plunge, in support of Special Olympics South Carolina.
Their support and requests for donations for this friendly competition ended up raising more than $2,100 for the cause. GPD Shock and Thaw even won the event's award for "Top Team Fundraiser."
Officer Zoila Lopez was this year's top fundraiser for the GPD, getting more than $1,300 in donations alone. Great job to all of our officers and those who donated to them.
Upstate Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Greenville Police joined with other Upstate law enforcement agencies to run to Columbia in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on May 4-5, 2017. This 126-mile relay coincides with other relays from around the state and concluded on May 5th on the steps of the Statehouse in Columbia.
Police Mountain Bike Challenge
Greenville police officers participated in the inaugural 2017 Police Mountain Bike Challenge to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. The South Carolina National Guard Armory in Columbia, SC hosted the event on March 31, 2017, and the Greenville Police Department sent a team, sponsored by Carolina Triathlon, to compete with teams from North and South Carolina.