Bellaire Police & Fire Foundation

Funded Projects

2021 Funded Projects


ALPR (Automatic License Plate Reader) Pilot Program ($27,500.00)


The ALPR pilot program  grant approved in 2020 and deployed in 2021 has been very successful and the City of Bellaire has assumed ongoing costs for the initial 10 cameras.  The new grant expands the program by funding 10 additional cameras. 


3D and 2D Scanners ($89,272.98)


BPFF funded 3D and 2D scanners that can be deployed to crash, crime and fire scenes and provide a myriad of benefits:

  • Reduces the amount of time required to conduct fatality crash investigations resulting in officers going back into service and roadways reopening faster
  • Fire scenes can be mapped for later examination and evidence review
  • Creates a model from which measurements can be collected after a scene has been released
  • The 2D scanner allows for quick mapping and the creation of a floorplan for any structure
  • 2D floor plans can be collected and saved in the dispatch center as well as patrol in-car computers with floor plans for major facilities and schools
  • BFD can house floorplans in dispatch or on vehicles


2020 Funded Projects

Swift Water Equipment & Boat Upgrade - BFD ($7,199.10)


Personal protective and other equipment for use by BFD in flood responses plus an upgrade to BFD's boat floor surface to provide a safer work area for staff and citizens.


Special Response Team (SRT) gear and equipment - BFD  ($31,469.65)


SRT Gear and equipment allowing BFD's specially trained SRT medics to safely provide medical aid during a BPD SRT desployment.


ALPR (Automatic Licence Plate Reader) Pilot Program ($27,500.00)


BPFF approved funded for a 10 camera wireless ALPR system that captures both license plate and vehicle make / model.  BPD will utilize this crime investigation tool to aid in the investigation of property and other crimes.


Co-Funded Management Study ($20,000.00)


BPFF co-funded a study with the City of Bellaire to evaluate BPD's operational efficiency, policies, resource optimization and other key areas.


2019 Funded Projects

Body Cameras - BFD ($34,048.00)


BPFF funded a new body camera program for BFD to support visibility and safety for both citizens and BFD staff.


Dry Suits - BFD ($13,865.00)


BPFF funded a new body camera program for BFD to support visibility and safety for both citizens and BFD staff.


High Water Response Vehicle - BPD ($25,500.00)


BPFF funded the purchase and upgrade of a six-wheel three acel truck specifically designed for high water operations.  The funding including new paint and the installation of a special lift to allow for easy loading and unloading of people.  




Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Program Phas II - BPD ($41,718.00)


BPFF funded an expansion of the origonal UAV program it funded in 2018 which has been an overwhelming sucess.  In 2018 and 2019, the Phase I UAV program supported searches for lost children, large event security, identifying traffic patterns, and search/recovery of a drowning victim. Phase II added two additional UAV's with upgraded capabilities.


Speed Awareness Monitor (SAM) - BPD ($8,795.00)


BPFF funded a trailer mounted Speed Awareness Monitor (SAM) with an onboard computer which captures traffic volumes and speeds. A vehicle’s speed is displayed to obtain voluntary compliance from drivers.  This is an expansion to the program BPFF funded in 2018 for an initial SAM which is in high demand by residents and there is normally a waiting list for its deployment.  This program has been very successful, and the trailer has greatly improved traffic and event safety with the ability to message drivers.


Previosuly Funded Projects

  • Police Boat Equiping 
  • Force Option / De-Escalation VR Trainer
  • Speed Awareness Trailer & Message Board 
  • Phase I - Entry Level Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Radio Redundancy Project
  • Flood Responder Personal Protective Equipment
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Blood Gas Analyzer
  • Body Cameras
  • High Water Rescue Vehicle
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch Software
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