Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance

Welcome to BAlEAF

 BALEAF is a nonprofit charity with a single mission - to assist Bay Area law enforcement officers and their families who have experienced a member killed in the line of duty, suffered a serious injury or illness, or similar catastrophic event.  We are  a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. 100% of your donation is awarded directly to the officers and their families.  100% of the administrative expenses are covered personally by the Board. Guaranteed!  Donate to BALEAF today!

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  • 8 Dec 2021 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF is assisting several Bay Area Law Enforcement Officers and their families this holiday season. Please be part of our effort and donate generously.  https://baleaf.org/donate


  • 17 Nov 2021 3:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please share with your colleagues and family. Donate to BALEAF during #givingtuesday.


  • 9 Nov 2021 5:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 22 Oct 2021 2:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Celebrate Local Heroes Night, presented by PG&E! Warriors vs Hornets.  A part of the ticket sales benefit BALEAF.  Details at Events!

  • 21 Oct 2021 8:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Peggy York, LAPD’s first female deputy chief, dies at age 80

    During her tenure, York worked a variety of assignments as an investigator — most notably as one-half of an all-female homicide investigation team which inspired the 1980s television show "Cagney and Lacey"

    The Los Angeles Police Women Police Officers and Associates President Commander Ruby Flores issued a statement about the inspirational example York set for countless women in the LAPD.

    “(York) was not afraid to challenge conventional roles for women … The law enforcement community is poorer without her intellect, her wisdom and her generosity,” Flores said. “We lost a titan of a woman, but her legacy and contribution towards the advancement of women on the LAPD will live on.”

    Articles online:

    • https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/margaret-a-peggy-york-first-female-lapd-deputy-chief-former-pasadena-city-council-candidate-and-wife-of-lance-ito-dies-at-age-80
    • https://www.dailynews.com/2021/10/20/peggy-york-lapds-first-female-deputy-chief-dies-at-age-80/
    • https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2021/10/20/peggy-york-lapds-first-female-deputy-chief-dies-at-age-80/
    • https://www.dailybreeze.com/2021/10/20/peggy-york-lapds-first-female-deputy-chief-dies-at-age-80/

  • 29 Jul 2021 3:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In July 2021, BALEAF recorded its $2 Million Dollar assistance provided to officers and families of 65 departments and agencies in Bay Area law enforcement! 

  • 28 Jul 2021 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF 2021 Marilyn Rosekind Memorial Scholarship Recipients

    This year's BALEAF Scholarship Program has concluded and we congratulate the recipients!  

    Our recipients, along with the agencies that their relatives work for, and the colleges they plan to attend, are:

    Daniella Cunningham – Walnut Creek Police Department, attending Boise State University

    Sara Swing – Pleasanton Police Department, attending Point Loma Nazarene University

    Angel Mau - Hayward Police Department, attending University of California-Berkeley

    Patryce Siu - San Francisco Sheriff’s Office, attending Solano Community College

    Gabby Gonzalez – Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office, attending Pima Medical Institute

    Congratulations to all of this year’s inaugural 2021 Marilyn Rosekind Memorial Scholarship recipients.  We wish you much luck as you continue your education!

  • 20 Jun 2021 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The COPS Office is pleased to announce the release of a publication suite focused on creating an organizational culture of wellness for officers and their support networks. 

    Law enforcement officers regularly experience stress and secondary trauma during their shifts and rely on their families and friends as a positive social support network to maintain holistic wellness. The executive guide and companion tools for families and agencies guide professional dialogue around holistic wellness innovations, best practices to support employees and their families, and opportunities within agencies to strengthen relationships with law enforcement families.

    Family Matters: Executive Guide for Developing Family-Friendly Policies, Procedures, and Culture

    The purpose of this executive guide is to create a roadmap for law enforcement agencies to develop stronger family-friendly policies, procedures, and organizational cultures to work in collaboration with officer support networks. The executive guide includes information on employee benefits, family planning, trauma and loss, disciplinary considerations, and retirement planning.

    - Click here to view the publication -

    Family Matters: Agency Considerations for Officer Family Preparedness

    This companion tool discusses the proactive steps agencies can take to ensure that law enforcement families are well prepared for a variety of emergencies. 

    - Click here to view the publication -

    Family Matters: Emergency Preparedness Considerations for Law Enforcement Families

    This companion tool discusses emergency preparedness to help law enforcement officers and their families plan for a crisis before, during and after it happens. 

    - Click here to view the publication -

  • 1 Jun 2021 7:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Law & Mental Health Conference:

    VIRTUAL AND ONLINE / JULY 19-20TH, 2021

    General registration pricing continues through the end of June! Late registration begins July 1st.

    Click to view our most up-to-date conference program

    ***The conference is offering up to 10 CEU/CLEs and registrants will have access to conference videos for 30 days following the event.***

    General Registration - $75

    Late Registration - $100

    Group Rate - $50

    Partial Scholarship - $25

    Registration: https://form.jotform.com/203604130167141

    Current Program: http://www.lawconferences.org/program-2021/

  • 26 May 2021 2:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    WASHINGTON May 26, 2021– The Department of Justice today recognized four detectives and one sergeant of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office’s Central California Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their investigation that resulted in the arrest of 34 sexual predators.

               The detectives received the Attorney General’s Special Commendation, which was announced as part of the 38th annual commemoration of National Missing Children’s Day. This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of an ICAC task force, an affiliate agency or an individual assigned to either, for making a significant investigative or program contribution to the ICAC task force program.

              “These five highly skilled and resourceful officers uncovered a well-organized and very disturbing scheme to exploit and harm children in the midst of a pandemic when young people were especially vulnerable to online predators,” said Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department’s Office of Justice Programs. “We have these brave professionals to thank for preventing scores of people from carrying out their plans, bringing them to justice, and protecting our youth.”

              The officers recognized are Sergeant Chad Stokes, Detective Cassandra Stevens, Detective Scott Schwamb, Detective Randall Heckman and Detective Steven Souphasith. They are members of Operation COVID Chatdown, a joint effort of the Central California ICAC Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations in Fresno, which targeted people who sought to take advantage of children’s increased presence online during the pandemic.

              From July 20 to August 2, 2020, this team of agents and detectives, posing as minors, communicated with more than 190 suspects on multiple online platforms. The predators sent child pornography and sexually explicit content to the undercover officers and some arranged in-person meetings with them. The 34 suspects were arrested when they arrived for what they believed would be sexual encounters with the children. The team located additional young victims when search warrants were issued after the arrests.

              “It is vital that we alert the public about technology-facilitated crimes against children and educate people about how to protect children online,” said Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones. “We are very grateful for the dedication of the Central California ICAC Task Force and their hard work in uncovering these sexual predators.”

              The Department also recognized a United States Postal Service employee from Columbia, Maryland, a sergeant from Addison, Illinois, and two coordinators of the Department of the Attorney General’s Missing Child Center-Hawaii for their efforts to bring missing children home. The Department declared Heidy Jimena Perez Veleta from Sunnyside Elementary School in Dodge City, Kansas, winner of the 2021 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest.

             Every year on May 25, the Office of Justice Programs and its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention lead the nation in observing National Missing Children’s Day, first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. This day shines a spotlight on child safety and honors the professionals dedicated to protecting children around the country.

              In lieu of an in-person ceremony, OJJDP is launching a website today featuring information about the awardees and statements from Attorney General Garland, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Solomon, OJJDP Acting Administrator Jones and President and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children John F. Clark.

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Address: BALEAF              
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 31764
San Francisco, CA 94131-0764

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