What We Do

Our Mission

The Volusia Sheriff Foundation Inc. (VSF) was established in 2016, by business and civic leaders as an independent, non-profit organization.

The purpose of the Foundation is to support and promote public safety through partnerships that provide resources to help the VSO perform at its highest level of service to the community.



The role of the Foundation is not to displace county funding for basic law enforcement or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the County of Volusia to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens, businesses or visitors.

However, as modern policing becomes more complex, the VSO like other law enforcement agencies across the country, has increasing needs to stay current in recruiting, training, technology and equipment, communication and partnership efforts with the community.

The Foundation utilizes the generous contributions of our fellow citizens and funding partners to enhance the VSO efforts in three vital areas:

  • Community Partnerships - Programs that enhance relationships between the community and the Volusia Sheriff’s Office


  • Employee Development – academy, education, advanced training and employee recognition programs


  • Law Enforcement Service Enhancements – DNA, cutting-edge and specialized equipment and technology

By supporting innovative projects in these funding areas, our public-private partnership allows the Volusia Sheriff’s Office to launch innovative and experimental projects that further their ability to serve public safety needs.