Charities and Events We Support
The San Diego Enforcers began in 1999 as an offshoot from the now defunct San Diego Posse. During their first season, the Enforcers went 5-0 in league play and secured their first NPSFL Western Division Championship. Due to financial difficulties, the Enforcers did not compete from 2001 -2006. In 2006, the team was resurrected by Enforcers Ring of Honor members Jason Sullivan and Greg Ellis. The team returned with a new red and black theme and was built into one of the most respected organizations in the NPSFL. Between 2006 and 2010, the San Diego Enforcers raised over $50,000 for various charities including: Susan G Komen for the Cure and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The Enforcers also won their second Western Division Championship in 2009. San Diego sets it's sights on 2016 with even bigger goals. With several new faces and a strong force of returning veterans, the Enforcers are prepped for a strong season and remain focused on the three pillars which the organization is founded on: Charity, Family and winning football games!
"The San Diego County (California) Adopt-A-School program, established in the spring of 1982, is a partnership program that has paired San Diego schools at all grade levels with local businesses, military commands, and service organizations. The purpose of Adopt-A-School is to foster better understanding of public schools in San Diego, strengthen and improve school programs, create a climate of involvement and interaction between business and schools, and involve the community in preparing for its own economic future."
Holiday Food Drive
Every year the SDDAIA membership assists needy families by providing a holiday meal and toys to families in our local community. In 2015 we increased the number of families to 28, in which every family received a family meal and toys for the kids in the household. All SDDAIA members are encouraged to help support this event. If you would like to help in 2016 please contact the board.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Each year SDDAIA members in all branches come together to provide as many families as possible a complete turkey dinner for Thanksgiving and not have to worry about what they are going to feed their families for the holiday. If you want to donate to this event please do so. Our members coordinated their efforts Foodland and with several community groups that give generously of their time and energy to support these outreach events.
The San Diego County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit, charitable organization helping San Diego County law enforcement solve crime since 1984. You can help Crime Stoppers make a difference by becoming a member, attending an event, or by making a donation. Crime Stoppers is solely supported by San Diegans who envision safer communties for familes and neighbors. The SDDAIA support Crime Stoppers and attends annual events hosted by the organization.
In May of 1998, the FOF was created by the SDDAIA board to financially assist any active Police Officer, Local, State or Federal, or his/her immediate family, in San Diego and Imperial County, who would be in need of immediate financial assistance as a result of death or any other capacity in which financial assistance would not be otherwise available.
The Feeding America San Diego (FASD) Food from the Bar competition challenges San Diego law firms to unite in hunger-relief efforts in a fun and competitive way. The legal community will compete head-to-head to see who can make the biggest impact and overrule hunger in San Diego. Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation when school food programs do. During the summer months, thousands of children lose access to school breakfast and lunch programs, a critical source of nutrition for their development. The Food from the Bar competition provides much needed funds and awareness to ensure that our children and families can get the nutrition they need to live healthy and productive lives during the summer months.
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is the largest hunger-relief organization in the county, distributing more than 25 million pounds within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. FASD works closely with more than 200 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 56,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Focused on nutrition, FASD is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. To learn more about Feeding America San Diego and its hunger-relief initiatives, visit feedingamericasd.org.
In 2006, in response to the over 13,000 people who were being killed each year in drunk driving crashes, MADD launched the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Public support for Campaign initiatives has been overwhelming. The SDDAIA supports the efforts of MADD and participates in annual fund raising efforts and events to raise funds and awareness of the issue of drunk driving.
The Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Committee hosts a year of collecting new teddy bears for sick and injured children who visit San Diego’s Children’s Hospital. The SDDAIA participates in the annual drive to support kids in time of need.
Shop with a Cop benefits needy or neglected children from across San Diego County at our annual event held in early December. Each year, "Shop with a Cop" provides a joyful shopping experience for underprivileged children who, without this event, may not experience one. The participating children are identified by schools, churches and social services agencies. On the day of the event, uniformed officers from various local, state and federal agencies volunteer their time to be with the children at SeaWorld for breakfast and a show. From SeaWorld, the children participate in a law enforcement procession and head to Target for a morning of shopping with their law enforcement partner. Each child is provided with a $150 Target gift card to spend on themselves and their family. As this event is fully funded by grants and donations, we strive to raise $50,000 each year so that we may accommodate at least 300 children. With the generous support of our sponsors, and donations from the San Diego community, each year we have been able to provide 300+ children with this wonderful gift. This program was designed to benefit underprivileged children between the ages of five and twelve years old. The purpose of this event is to provide a happier season to these children and to have the children interact with law enforcement officers in a positive setting. The 2013 "20th anniversary" event was hosted by the San Diego Probation Department and the San Diego District Attorney's Office, Bureau of Investigations.
The Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.
The SDDAIA was a proud supporter every year and has a team of walkers in this event. In 2014, over 2400 walkers and 350 crew members raised 6.8 Million Dollars for Breast Cancer Research, Treatment and Support. The DA Team walked in memory of Deputy District Attorney Claudine Ruiz.
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world's largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries has been made possible. For more information about Komen or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call Komen's breast care helpline at 1-877-GO KOMEN. Connect with Komen on Facebook and Twitter. Register now for the 2015 San Diego 3 Day, November 20-22, 2015.
The District Attorney Investigators Association (SDDAIA) is an official supporter of the United State Police & Fire Championships. The games are an Olympic-style event open to men and women representing law enforcement, fire, prisons and border protection from around the world. The 2015 games were held in San Diego from Thursday May 28th to Saturday June 7th. A total of 4,000 law enforcement and fire department competitors competed in more than 50 sporting events at 35 venues in San Diego.
National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)
The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety." - NLEOMF
On November 28, 2011, the San Diego County District Attorney Investigators Association donated $25,000 dollars to help build the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington DC. This donation was 100% paid with membership dues and contributions from our 125 members. To recognize this contribution, the Museum will recognize the SDDAIA in the Museum's Honor Roll of Donors. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 people will visit the Museum each year and experience the history of the police in America. We hope that the Museum will educate and motivate young people to join the ranks of America's Finest and choose a career in law enforcement.
The California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to recognize and honor California's peace officers who gave their lives "In The Line of Duty" serving the citizens of this great state, and provide support to the family members left behind. - CPOMF
Officers Give Hope is a multi-agency law enforcement effort dedicated to hosting marrow donor drives in the hopes of finding a match for those patients awaiting a life-saving transplant. Officers Give Hope has located donors for patients throughout the United States suffering from leukemia and other blood diseases. Those who have participated in the donation process have described it as an incredible experience. - Officers' Give Hope
When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation. - Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder