Who We Are
The San Bernardino Police Officers Association’s origins are traced to 1953, according to California Secretary of State historical records.
First incorporated as the “San Bernardino Police Officers Benefit Association,” the organization was more social and benevolent in nature.
As it evolved, the need to focus more on matters pertaining to the department, its structure and working conditions became apparent.
The mission of the Foundation is to assist Police Officers that were seriously injured in the line of duty and to assist families of Police Officers that were killed in the line of duty. The SBPOF also assists other local agencies and charitable organizations with their fundraising events.
History of The SBPOA
San Bernardino Police Historical Society
After the City of San Bernardino incorporated under the new rules of incorporation, a mayor and city council were elected to office. H.M. Barton was elected as the first Mayor of San Bernardino, and he and the new council took office May 8, 1905.
One of the first orders of business for the new mayor and council was to appoint a new police force to take office at 12 noon, May 15, 1905. Mayor Barton read a proclamation naming the eight officers to the newly formed police department…