Palm Springs Police Officers Association to Host Inaugural Community Appreciation Social

PALM SPRINGS — The Palm Springs Police Officers Association (PSPOA) has announced its inaugural Community Appreciation Social on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Flannery Exchange.

Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be provided.

At the event, Elmer’s Restaurant owner, Jackie Donnell, and manager, Rosa Garduno, will be honored with the Palm Springs Police Officers Association Inaugural 2022 POA Community HERO Award for their business accomplishments and service to the local community.

Also, the PSPOA will announce its official endorsement of Palm Springs Councilmember Lisa Middleton for California State Senate, District 19.

According to PSPOA President Joe Cook, “Officers with the Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association are having this community appreciation day to express their heartfelt gratitude to the residents and business owners of Palm Springs and throughout the Coachella Valley for their continued support. We want to thank you from the bottom of my hearts for all you do for law enforcement professionals throughout the valley. No words could ever suffice!  Standing alongside of us has not always been a popular or easy choice, but it has definitely made a difference in our lives and the lives of our families, may your commitment to justice and peace continue.”

Event sponsors include The Flannery Exchange, Lulu California BistroDJ Mod GirlBar Chingona and Café La Jefa.

The event is complimentary, but attendance is limited. Please RSVP by May 12 to Jen Banford at The Flannery Exchange is located at 750 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.

The goal of the Palm Springs Police Officers Association is to ensure that the membership receives the tools it needs to better serve and protect the public, our children, businesses, homes, property, and the dream of a better future for our families.

The PSPOA Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund programs were established in 1996 by the PSPOA to promote and maintain a relationship between the PSPOA, citizens and the business community; and to create and administer the Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund.

The Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was established to financially assist the family of any police officer across the state of California who may become injured or killed in the line of duty.

The Scholarship Fund Program annually awards scholarships to high school and college students who are interested in pursuing a law enforcement career, the Palm Springs Police Explorers and/or to children of Palm Springs Police Officers attending community colleges or universities.

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