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 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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  • 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.

  • 23 Oct 2020 7:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF President Fabian Brown announced that Carol A. Paterick has been awarded a contract to develop and manage a website for BALEAF.  Carol brings years of experience in the internet and designing and maintaining law enforcement websites, as well as being retired federal law enforcement herself.  We look forward to working with her this next year.  Her contact is

  • 20 Oct 2020 2:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is the listing of  the 62 agencies with officers and officer families that were awarded over $1.9M in assistance from BALEAF.

    Alameda County Sheriff's Office

    Antioch Police Department

    Atherton Police Department

    B.A.R.T. Police Department

    Belmont Police Department

    Burbank Police Department

    Butte County Sheriff's Office

    Cathedral City Police Department

    California Highway Patrol

    Contra Costa Probation Department

    Contra Costa Sheriff's Office

    Daly City Police Department

    Danville Police Department

    Davis Police Department

    East Palo Alto Police Department

    El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

    Fremont Police Department

    Galt Police Department

    Hayward Police Department

    Lakeport Police Department

    Marin County Probation

    Marin County Sheriff's Office

    Martinez Police Department

    Merced Police Department

    Millbrae Police Department

    Modesto Police Department

    Monterey Police Department

    Napa Valley County Probation

    Novato Police Department

    Oakland Police Department

    Pittsburg Police Department

    Placer County Sheriff's Office

    Red Bluff Police Department

    Redwood City Police Department

    Richmond Police Department

    Sacramento Police Department

    Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

    San Francisco D.A.'s Office

    San Francisco Police Department

    San Francisco Sheriff's Office

    San Jose Police Department

    San Leandro Police Department

    San Lorenzo Police Department

    San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

    San Mateo Police Department

    San Rafael Police Department

    Santa Cruz Police Department

    Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office

    Santa Rosa Police Department

    Solano County Sheriff's Office

    Sonoma County Probation

    Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

    Stockton Police Department

    Tiburon Police Department

    Tulare County Sheriff's Office

    U.C. Berkeley Police Department

    Ukiah Police Department

    Vacaville Police Department

    Vallejo Police Department

    Walnut Creek Police Department

    Yuba City Police Department

    Yolo County Sheriff's Office

  • 16 Oct 2020 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF has helped so many over the years.  You can help by contributing through the San Francisco City & County employer charity campaign through the Local Independent Charities (LIC) Federation. 
    Choose BALEAF!

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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