LEF Newsletters & Annual Reports


2018-2022 Annual Report – A summary of the past five years. 

2016-2017 Annual Report – Inside you’ll find messages from out Board Chair and Presidents, some stories, quotes and pictures showing a few of our accomplishments, and more information on what we do here to help out Ohio and our law enforcement officers.

2016 April – 2015 Annual Report – Celebrating 30 Years; Great Leadership Equals Great Success; A Word from Our President Chief Keith C. Torbet, CLEE; Committed to Our Communities for Over 30 Years; PELC: From then to Now; STEP: Building Blocks; CLEE: Providing a Framework; Laying the Groundwork; DARE Makes a Comeback; Thank you to our Leaders.

2015 August – 2015 Mid-Year Report – Making an Impact; Building Positive Relationships; A Word From Our President Chief Keith C. Torbet, CLEE; CLEE Students Impact Police Departments; Survival With a Smile; Stepping Up For Ohio.

2014 Annual Report – Building Strong Communities Year after Year; Thank you to our end of term Board Members; Welcome new Board Members; What’s D.A.R.E. Got to do with It?; Friend of the Foundation Awards 2014; Programs Impacting Lives.

2014 July – 2014 Mid-Year Report – Chage Starts Here, The Visions of Our Leaders; In Memory of Dr.Ray Miller; Graduates Bring Change to Their Divisions; ALICE Training Institute-What would you do if there was a gunman in your workplace?.

2013 October – Recognition of long-time supporters EMERSON NETWORK POWER and THE SISLER McFAWN FOUNDATION, and coverage of the recently completed D.A.R.E. Officer Training.

2013 September – Friend of the Foundation Award THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY

2013 August – Friend of the Foundation Award GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY

2013 July – MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERYDAY: special focus on the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program

2013 June – Please join us in extending a special “thank you” to the LEF’s newest corporate donor, Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. Additionally, learn what steps to take to keep you and your property safe this summer.

2013 May – New LEF Training Equips Civilians with Tools for Survival. Read further to learn how Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALiCE) Training can help increase survival rates.

2013 April – Friends of the Foundation Aawards: In this issue, find out how Chief Michael McNeely, CLEE; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; the Berry Family Foundation; and The J.M. Smucker Company have
helped further the LEF mission.

2013 March – One of the many benefits of the Law Enforcement Foundation’s educational programs is the interaction of law enforcement professionals from diverse walks of life. Read further to learn how instructors’ and participants’ diversity positively impacts LEF’s programs.

2013 February – February marks the close of CLEE XVII, and the commencement of CLEE XVIII. The Law Enforcement Foundation (LEF) congratulates the class of CLEE XVII, and wishes the class of CLEE XVIII the best as they begin their journey. Read further to learn how CLEE helped an experienced law enforcement executive “recharge” his batteries.

2013 January – The Law Enforcement Foundation (LEF) would like to thank you for making 2012 another great year for our organization! Read the following to see how your contributions have increased training opportunities for law enforcement officers throughout Ohio!

A LOOK BACK ON 2012: Thank Your our 2012 Supporters, New Board Members, Program Awards and Recognitions, The LEF, 2013 and Beyond

2012 December – The Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada…….

2012 November – Community Policing: Westerville PD Builds Relationships with Civilians……..

2012 September – Ohio CART was established in 2006 to provide a collaborative law enforcement response with community resource support to assist the local jurisdiction with the search and rescue of the missing child or mentally ill elderly adult……..

2012 August – D.A.R.E. Officers Honored with Longevity Awards for Commitment to Program…..

2012 July – Mr. John Bishop, CPCU, CLU, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Motorists Insurance Group. Mr. Bishop has served as Trustee on the Law Enforcement Foundation’s board for more than five years. During his service, he has successfully led Columbus fundraising campaigns…..

2012 June – Cardinal Health Foundation Awarded with Friends of the Foundation Award…….

2012 May – KeyBank Foundation Awarded with Friends of the Foundation Award……

2012 April – Thank you to our Corporate Partner, LeadsOnline! LeadsOnline assists law enforcement investigators in Ohio and nationwide to solve……

2012 March – Redesign of Ohio Child Abduction Response Team (CART)
The Mission of Ohio CART remains to provide a collaborative law enforcement response with community resource support to assist the local jurisdiction with the search and rescue of the missing child or mentally ill elderly adult….

2012 February – Ohio Chiefs Take the Plunge for a Great Cause. Two Ohio Police Chiefs were freezin’ for a reason on February 18 during The Polar Plunge at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Chief Joseph Morbitzer, CLEE, Westerville PD, and Chief Kenneth Hinkle, CLEE, Obetz PD, jumped into a super-sized, freezing cold, swimming pool near the Polar Bear Exhibit in support of the Special Olympics Ohio……

2012 January – Results from The Big Give. On November 11, 2011, The Columbus Foundation hosted The Big Give, a one day charitable giving event, in which The Columbus Foundation and its family of donors had committed…..

A LOOK BACK ON 2011: Thank Your our 2011 Supporters, New Board Members, Program Awards and recognitions, A Look Ahead to 2012

2011 December – The Sisler McFawn Foundation Receives the Friends of the Foundation Award…..

2011 November – Prosecutor’s Donation Ensures Drug-Free Education…..

2011 October – A Message from 2011-2012 LEF President, Chief Russell Martin, CLEE….

2011 September – Back to School at the Law Enforcement Foundation.
The Law Enforcement Foundation is ringing the school bell and gearing up for several trainings this fall…….

2011 August – LEF Board Trustee, Steve Parsons, Shares his “Chief for a Day” Experience……

2011 July – DARE Association of Ohio and Ohio School Resource Officers Association Focuses on School Issues and Gathers Food for the Hungry…

2011 June – STEP and CART are two of the programs that are exclusive to the Law Enforcement Foundation….

2011 May – Ptl. Valerie Leigeber, Sidney PD, Completes D.A.R.E. Mentor Training….

2011 April – At the 2011 Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, two-time Heisman trophy winner, Archie Griffin, was honored by the OACP and LEF with the Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Friend of the Foundation” Award. Mr. Griffin generously supports LEF’s programs through his personal contributions and involvement in the Columbus campaigns…..

2011 March – Today, there are 1,689 PELC graduates making a positive contribution towards the safety and welfare of their communities. Best wishes to our PELC 57 graduates in their future endeavors of serving their departments and protecting their communities!….

2011 February – Lt. Terence McHugh Awarded Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award….

2011 January – Your support in 2010 strengthened Ohio communities by aiding the LEF in training 25 officers in Supervisor Training and Education Program (STEP), 58 in Police Executive Leadership College (PELC), 18 in Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE), 20 in D.A.R.E. Officer Training, and 265 in Child Abduction Response Team (CART)…..

2010 December – LEF Announces Joel Brown, CPCU, AIS, Vice President and Director of Personal Insurance, State Auto Insurance, as 2011 – 2013 Chairman of the Board….

2010 November – Chief Michael Harnishfeger, President of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Law Enforcement Foundation welcomed Chiefs of Police from around the state to a reception held on November 12, 2010 to celebrate Sandy Harbrecht’s contributions to the Law Enforcement Foundation…..

2010 October – Dr. Raymond Miller, CLEE Program Director, receives the E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award…

2010 September – D.A.R.E. Officer Training (DOT) Class 62 and New D.A.R.E. Middle School Program Launched….

2010 July – Nationwide Insurance Foundation Honored with Friend of the Foundation Award…

2010 June – Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. Honored with Friend of the Foundation Award….

2010 May – Congratulations to Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, the most recent recipient of the Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Friend of the Foundation” Award…

2010 April – Spring Break With Your Wild Neighbors*…

2010 March – keepin’ it REAL” Training for D.A.R.E. Officers….

2010 February – Tip of the Month In January’s newsletter, we offered some tips to prevent identity theft by properly disposing of personal records. The process begins by sorting through all of your documents and then shredding….

2010 January – “Chief for the Day” The Westerville Division of Police launched a new initiative in 2009 called “Chief for the Day,” which invites business and community leaders to spend a day learning more about the internal structure and processes of the Police Division…..

2009 December – Congratulations to STEP Graduates: We wish these 24 outstanding first-line supervisors well in their endeavors of serving their departments and Ohio communities….

2009 November – PELC Graduation Congratulations to you, our supporters! You have just helped 30 law enforcement managers graduate from the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC)…..

2009 October – LEF Board Members Become ‘Police Chief for a Day’…

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