About Delta Police Foundation

About the Delta Police Foundation 


History 

Founded in 2002, the Delta Police Foundation has made it possible for the public to support the Delta Police Department (DPD). Over the years, residents and businesses in Delta have helped raise thousands of dollars for initiatives that are outside the Department’s annual operating budget, including raising funds for the Emergency Command Vehicle, and the District Community Office volunteer fleet.

Current Focus

Over the past few years, the Delta Police Foundation shifted the focus from supporting capital projects, to supporting initiatives that promote and support relationships between the DPD and the community through community policing programs and initiatives.

The Foundation’s current strategic direction is to support initiatives to make connections and strengthen relationships between DPD officers and the community, with a focus on youth.

This direction is realized through various interactive events such as the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Summer Solstice Run/Walk/Roll, Youth Leadership Conference, and the Student Police Academy.

Donations 

Donations from our community are essential to success of these events. The support of our generous community ensures that these events can be held annually as they are not part of the DPD’s regular financial plan.

Your donations are invested in our community, and in the youth of our community, helping the DPD foster positive relationships with our community and youth, who are our future of this great community. This is relationship building and outreach initiatives with the youth are critical to ensure that that youth stay on the right path and lead positive lives.

A note of gratitude to our community

The Delta Police Foundation expresses our sincerest gratitude to our community members and businesses for their ongoing support. We appreciate and value the donations and generosity. Through our donation policy, our team works to that your contributions are utilized to make a meaningful impact in Delta.

Our Directors

Leslie Abramson, President

Leslie Abramson, President

Leslie is a founding member of the Delta Police Foundation and is an extraordinary fundraiser and volunteer. She has served with the Canadian, BC and Delta Chambers of Commerce, was appointed to the Federal Fraser River Harbour Commission, is the past president of Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and has co-chaired a number of capital campaigns in Delta including the Ladner Boys and Girls Club Facility, the Delta Sports Development Centre, and the Little House for Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Education. Leslie is married to Don and the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to five.
Rod Binder

Rod Binder

Rod has lived in Delta since 1990 with his wife and 2, now adult children. Rod has over 30 years experience in business as Senior Manager, Owner and Director. He has served on numerous corporate and not-fo-profit boards as a Director over the last 10 year. He was an advisor to the North Delta Area Planning Committee, volunteer for Tour De Delta, and currently the Vice President for DeltAssist and a Delta Parks Commissioner since 2013. Rod is honoured to support the tremendous work of the Delta Police Department through the Delta Police Foundation.
Ralph Archibald

Ralph Archibald

Ralph oversees a wide range of activities within Polygon’s sales group. He has been managing real estate sales and marketing professionals in the Lower Mainland for over 25 years, and has been associated with Polygon since 1993. Ralph holds a BA in Business Administration from Trinity Western University. Ladner born and raised, he currently resides in his hometown with his wife and two daughters. Formerly, he served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of B.C. Currently, Ralph is volunteering with several community organizations.
Lisa Eastwood

Lisa Eastwood

Lisa was born and raised in Tsawwassen and now maintains her law practice in Ladner under the name Eastwood & Associates. Lisa has been involved with numerous volunteer boards and organizations. Lisa has two teenage kids. While not at work Lisa can be found at the baseball field with her son, running, walking her dog, or reading a good book.
Steve Krawchuk

Steve Krawchuk

Steve has been a Delta resident for the past 37 years. He is married to Johanna; they have three children and six grandchildren. Steve has worked for McDonald’s Restaurants for 52 years, with the last 20 years as a franchisee in South Delta and Richmond.

Steve has participated in several Boards over the years, including Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada. In addition, he has been actively involved with community sports as a coach and volunteer for 22 years and is currently a coach and Board Member for the Delta Lacrosse Association. Steve is proud to serve as a Member of the Delta Police Foundation, supporting youth initiatives.

Hari Aroon

Hari Aroon

Hari Aroon is a business consultant with executive-level professional experience in the food industry. He has held senior management positions with Fresh Start Foods (Gordon Food Service) Weston Foods, Savoury Foods, J.D.Sweide, & B.C. Packers. Hari has successfully marked nationally recognized brand, including Wagon Wheels, Stoned Wheat Thins, Clover Leaf & Royale. His leadership qualities, employee relation skills and business acumen assist him in his current role as a business consultant and mentor.

Hari & his wife Jini have experienced the world by visiting numerous town & cities in five continents. Having lived in Ontario & Nova Scotia the family have settled in Delta BC for the last 27 years.

During his entire career Hari Aroon has continuously served his community. He has held various positions with Indian Immigrant Aid Services, Metro Caravan, Delta Police Community Police Station, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parks & Recreation and Delta Police Board. Currently Hari mentors young professionals and is proud to be a member of the Delta Police Foundation.

Our Honorary Members

  • Moray Keith
  • Sean Hodgins
  • Ron Toigo
  • Ray Carter