The Redondo Beach Police Department and the Redondo Beach Police Foundation are proud to announce the presentation of four scholarships which have been awarded to students from Redondo Union High School. The school staff presented the scholarships on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Two of the scholarships were provided by the Redondo Beach Police Foundation in the amount of $2500.00 and awarded to Kayla Robentisch and Tyler Litchman, both seniors at RUHS. Scholarships were awarded to the students who demonstrated an understanding of the Police Department’s Vision Statement and tasked them with developing a community engagement event or program that can later be implemented by the Police Department. The Vision of the RBPD is “We Are the Community – Leading the Way in Law Enforcement”, a vision focused on building community trust and providing excellent law enforcement services.
Two more scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each were provided by the Police Department’s Community Engagement Board. This board was formed with efforts like this in mind. It embodies the Vision of the Police Department. It is an inclusive and diverse body that represents the many voices in the community and driven by the desire to improve trust and transparency between the RBPD and those who live, work and visit the City. This board has commissioned efforts that support the disabled community, faith-based groups, victims of crime and various illnesses.
Most recently, the Police Department’s Community Engagement Board held the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, on January 20, 2020. The event not only celebrated the life, legacy and leadership of Dr. King but a memorial bench was unveiled and remains in front of the Redondo Beach Police Department. Donations raised during that event funded the two scholarships. Two students who demonstrated academic excellence and have additionally proven to represent the beliefs of Dr. King were selected. The recipients of the first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship are Nadia Stodder and Rose Malki, both Redondo Union High School seniors. The Redondo Beach Police Department and Redondo Beach Police Foundation congratulate the recipients of these scholarships and wish them and the entire graduating class of 2020 great success.