October 1, 2011 / News

The Irving Group Donates $20,000 to San Diego Police Foundation

Craig Irving, President of The Irving Group, announced today that his company has donated $20,000 for the San Diego Police Foundation’s Digital Camera Campaign. This donation will allow for the purchase of 144 digital camera kits for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), a top funding priority of the SDPD. Patrol officers will now have a full digital camera kit as a tool for gathering evidence when responding to calls. These cameras facilitate the immediate capture and efficient utilization of evidence during investigations that ultimately solve cases. In domestic violence incidents, the ability to photograph physical evidence, such as bruises, decreases the likelihood that the victim will drop charges against the perpetrator. Photographs also increase the likelihood of a conviction.

“Leveraging today’s technology for capturing evidence is critical to the SDPD’s investigative capability, contributing to a safer San Diego,” stated Sara Napoli, CEO of the San Diego Police Foundation. “We are deeply grateful for this generous gift and I commend The Irving Group for setting such a stellar example of civic leadership and community care. This is an excellent example of how business, nonprofits and government can work together to protect the quality of life we all San Diegans value.”