In California, when law enforcement officers need back-up immediately, they send out the radio code 11-99.
Philanthropist Bob Weinberg created the California Highway Patrol (CHP) 11-99 Foundation in 1982 to provide emergency benefits and assistance to the employees of the Patrol and their families. Since its inception, CHP 11-99 has distributed almost $40 million worth of financial assistance to CHP and their families.
Every day, law enforcement officers across the country bravely risk their lives to protect our communities. CHP 11-99 provides $50,000 in immediate relief funds to CHP families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty with no restrictions on how the money is used.
CHP 11-99 also offers a scholarship fund for the children of CHP officers. When Bob Weinberg created the foundation, he hoped that providing the opportunity for scholarships might alleviate some of the financial burdens officers face. Since 1984 when the scholarship fund was put in place, CHP 11-99 has distributed more than $32 million in scholarships.
The Venverloh Family Foundation believes supporting law enforcement improves whole communities.
Due to Jon Venverloh’s own personal experience with a highway patrolman who professionally and compassionately handled the communication of a family tragedy, he holds the utmost respect for those who put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens. That’s why Jon Venverloh and the Venverloh Family Foundation believe that providing safety, security and service in the community is an investment in the lives of families who use California roads for countless hours every day.