WICHITA — Recently both the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police and Kansas Peace Officers Associations have received complaints from citizens regarding phone calls Kansas residents are receiving soliciting donations to the associations. At this time, neither the KACP or the KPOA are conducting any type of fundraising campaigns by phone.
Fundraising scams like these are becoming increasingly more common and law enforcement associations are not immune, said Jeff Piper, KPOA administrator.
“The state of Kansas has some of the most generous citizens in the nation supporting law enforcement and our members truly appreciate their support,” he said. “Unfortunately, there are those criminals who will take advantage of this generosity for their own personal financial gain. The KACP and KPOA are recommending to Kansas residents who receive such a call to simply decline and hang up. Citizens wishing to donate to either organization should contact the associations directly or visit their websites, www.ksacp.net or kpoa.org.