IFA CHAPTER 73: The International Footprint Association was formed in 1929 by a group of law enforcement officials later joined by non-law enforcement citizens and professionals. The original precepts of Footprinters and subordinate chapter were:
: To promote support for law enforcement within their community;
: Recognize the achievements of individuals within law enforcement;
: Sponsor worthy movements within their communities;
: Provide scholarships to people interested in law enforcement;
: Promote the true spirit of Americanish.
Hence the slogan “Bigger and Better Footprints” related to the symbol of Robinson Crusoe finding Friday’s footprints on the beach, depicting the beginning of a relationship that ultimately leads to excellent cooperation between Crusoe and Friday, Law Enforcement and the community they serve. This type of cooperation was the goal of the original eleven Footprint organizers back in 1929 and stands as the symbol today. Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the first Metropolitan Police in London England is famous for his quote, “The Police are the Public and the Public are the Police,” and neither can exist without the other.
IFA Chapter 73 is a subordinate chapter formed and chartered in 1992, consisting of local law enforcement agencies on the CA Central Coast as well as local citizens, professionals, and businesses. IFA Chapter 73 is a non-profit charitable organization defined in Section 501(c)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code, Our sister organization CA Central Coast COPS ‘N KIDS, Inc. (CCCCK) was formed in 2015 for the purpose of promoting a partnership with the youth and families on the CA Central Coast through an Annual COPS ‘N KIDS field day. CCCCK is a non-profit charitable organization defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
CA Central Coast COPS ‘N KIDS, Inc. (CCCCK): CCCCK is the sister organization to IFA Chapter 73 and was officially certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS on August 9, 2006. it shares the same Board of Directors as IFA Chapter 73. CCCCK is primarily responsible for hosting the annual CA Central Coast COPS ‘N KIDS Field Day funded primarily via an annual Cops and Kids Charity Golf Tournament
MISSION: IFA Chapter 73’s Mission is to provide collaboration, assistance, support, and resources to local law enforcement agencies with the California Central Coast. The mission of CCCCK is to promote this collaboration, assistance, and support by targeting the youth and families of the Central Coast through an annual COPS ‘N KIDS Field Day.