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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  • 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,

  • 9 Jan 2021 6:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of December 31, 2020, BALEAF has given out $1,955,270.  We are overjoyed at your generous donations to our charity which allow us to continue our work with Bay Area police officers and their families in their times of  catastrophe.

    Use this link to view the agencies represented by the officers and families. Please continue your support. Any donation is appreciated no matter how small.

    View this webpage to donate.

  • 3 Dec 2020 4:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please help us by donating to BALEAF today. Use the link at the top of the webpage, or this direct link  We are proud to say we have awarded over $1.9M to Bay Area Law Enforcement families since our founding in 1999.  Our slogan is "We hope you never need us, but we are here if you do."  2021 is fast approaching. PLEASE help us continue our critical work for Bay Area Law Enforcement sworn and non-sworn.

  • 27 Nov 2020 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

    BALEAF appreciates all who donate during Giving Tuesday or anytime throughout the year.


  • 29 Oct 2020 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly refreshed website is now live. Updates will be made when/as needed. Contact a board member if you have a suggestion; contact the webmaster if you see something which needs corrected.

Fabian Brown, President

Contact Us
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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