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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  • 23 Apr 2021 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Join us online as we pay tribute to the 394 men and women lost in the line of duty, whose names are now included with over 22,600 others on the Memorial.

    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    8:00 p.m. (EDT)

    How to Watch:

  • 16 Apr 2021 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF announced that it will offer 5 Marilyn Rosekind Memorial Scholarships in 2021. The program opens April 16 and recipients will be announced in June 2021.  Details and procedures are on the scholarship webpage, BALEAF Scholarship Program.

  • 8 Apr 2021 7:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Executive Board of the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF) reminds Bay Area Law Enforcement members that during these challenging times, many in law enforcement may be struggling with their physical health as well as their mental health. BALEAF is here to provide support to Bay Area Law Enforcement employees (both sworn and non-sworn) and their families in crisis. BALEAF wants to remind those who are suffering to reach out to us for assistance. BALEAF can provide assistance both financially and with referrals to counseling resources.  

    BALEAF has a close working relationship with The West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat – First Responders Support Network (WCPR).  WCPR states, “The program is for first responders whose lives have been affected by their work experience.” WCPR’s goal is, “To help the first responders and retirees regain control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, move on with their lives if that is a more appropriate decision, or simply enjoy retirement.” 

    “We encourage all in law enforcement who are suffering, to reach out to your department's Peer Support or to contact us. You are not alone and we are here to help.”

    BALEAF is sharing the Press Release on the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, “Report to Congress on Law Enforcement Officer Suicide,” released on April 6, 2021.

    Use this link to view the full Press Release.

  • 25 Mar 2021 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Executive Board of the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF) announced that its awards of short-term financial assistance to Bay Area Law Enforcement officers and families now stands at $1,983,770 million dollars since its founding in 1999. The number of law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area represented by officers and their families receiving funds is 63. 

    The Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund Board of Directors meets monthly to review and approve requests for financial assistance from officers and families.  As a unique nonprofit charity under the 501(c)(3) regulations, it uses 100% of public donations received to make these financial awards. Rated as one of America’s Best Charities, in addition to short-term funding, BALEAF also offers assistance to Bay Area law enforcement officers and families in areas such as grief counseling and psychological services, spiritual support and educational scholarships.  Visit the BALEAF website for additional information at  

  • 19 Feb 2021 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board of the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund said goodbye to long-time Board Member Lt. Matt Bloesch, Fairfield PD. A plaque was presented to Matt by the Vice President in December 2020. Matt will be greatly missed. His contributions to BALEAF spanned a long time through assistance to officers and their families and to BALEAF and its events. You can view the press release.

  • 12 Feb 2021 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Chinese New Year 2021 is Friday, February 12th, 2021.  The Chinese New Year animal sign is Ox. Usually Chinese New Year festival period lasts for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year's eve to the Lantern Festival. In 2021, it is from February 11 to February 26th.

    The standard public holiday for (Mainland) Chinese is the 7 days from Chinese New Year's Eve to day 6 of the lunar calendar new year: February 11 – 17, 2021.

    From CNN: Chinese New Year Photo Gallery

    From USA Today: Video, Lunar New Year 2021

    From CNN: Video, Lunar New Year, Staycation and Covid-19

    From Google: Happy Lunar New Year

    Graphic image courtesy of China Highlights, accessed February 12, 2021, at

  • 28 Jan 2021 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Co-Founder Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund 1999; Elected as the First BALEAF President; President from 1999-2009; Surviving Widow; BALEAF Board of Directors, 1999-January 25, 2021

    There are no words to describe the deep sorrow BALEAF feels at the loss of one of its greatest and most beloved members, Marilyn Rosekind.  Marilyn passed away just one day before her 90th birthday.  Marilyn was a staunch supporter of BALEAF for its entire 22 years. In her own words:

    “In 1958, my husband Barry Rosekind, a San Francisco Police Department motorcycle officer, was killed in the line of duty. Our sons were 3 1/2 and 2 years old at the time. A native San Franciscan (born and raised), I worked as a Legal Secretary in the City, and later as an Executive Secretary to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the San Mateo County Community College District. Learning that there is no immediate assistance for surviving families, in 1998 a survivor group was formed with the support of the Behavioral Science Unit of the San Francisco Police Department.  In November of 1999, BALEAF was born. After helping to establish BALEAF, I served as President for the first 10 years. BALEAF's mission and activities have always been close to my heart. It is an honor to serve law enforcement officers, their families, and survivors, and BALEAF's hope is to help them in life's most difficult times.”

    Marilyn remained an active member in BALEAF even in her later years. She continued to actively serve on the Board of Directors, attended the BALEAF fundraising and commemorative events, served on various committees, she even attended monthly Zoom Board meetings, and always was one of the first to volunteer.

    The family requests donations in Marilyn's honor be made to

  • 20 Jan 2021 4:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IACP is now accepting nominations for their 40-under-40 award. This award program is designed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession.

  • 20 Jan 2021 4:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Promising Practices in Law Enforcement Victim Support

    The IACP is recruiting law enforcement agencies for participation in a new initiative to identify promising practices and advance the field in law enforcement victim support.

    Case studies of up to 16 agencies will be conducted to document promising practices and lessons learned around victim response. A diverse array of agencies and practices will be featured through this project. The deadline to submit your application is February 28, 2021.

    Apply Now to Highlight Your Agency.

  • 19 Jan 2021 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto on Monday announced the appointment of former BART Lt. Tanzanika Carter to assistant sheriff—the third highest ranking position at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office.

    Carter is a 24-year law enforcement veteran and most recently worked for the BART Police Department, overseeing the agency’s Contra Costa County area.

    Miyamoto swore Carter in during a ceremony Monday, January 18, 2021,at City Hall.

    “Lt. Carter is skilled on so many levels,” Miyamoto said in a statement. “She brings an outsider’s perspective to our office and will help us identify gaps in our training and experience. Lt. Carter will play a key role for the Sheriff’s Office as we work to strengthen our relationships with the communities we serve.”

    In addition to her experience with BART, Carter is also a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, and also serves as vice president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives’ San Francisco Bay Area chapter.

    Assistant Sheriff Carter was in Fabian Brown, BALEAF's President's, unit early in their careers.

    Photo and article courtesy of the San Francisco Examiner, accessed January 19, 2021,

Fabian Brown, President

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T: 415-837-0875
F: 415-392-6273

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

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