The Foundation commenced work in December 2001, its purpose is to look back on a long, proud history of policing and to look forward by supporting current serving officers.
The Foundation was created by virtue of Section 70 of the Police (NI) Act 2000 for the purpose of marking the sacrifices and honouring the achievements of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
In April 2002 the Foundation was privileged and pleased to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales, had agreed to become its patron. Chairman of the Foundation, Mr Jim McDonald believed that the news would help bring comfort to former RUC officers, injured and disabled members and bereaved relatives.
*See also City of London Police Federation Rupert Fund under ‘For families and loved ones’ which provides support to RUC widows