Quincy Police Not Connected to Group Using Its Name
Quincy Police are advising the public that they have no connection to a group seeking donations on its behalf.
Chief Keith Siebert displayed a letter on social media that included the phrase "Quincy Police" in its pitch for donations.
Siebert said he'd never heard of the group - Citizens Behind the Badge - before he first viewed the letter several days ago.
He then suggested people find a locally known group, such as the Quincy Community Food Bank, if they want to donate to a nonprofit.
Siebert said Citizens Behind the Badge may be a legit organization, but noted any money sent to it does not come back to Quincy Police.
Anyone who has more questions is asked to please stop by the PD for a chat.
Citizens Behind the Badge bills itself as the leading voice of the American people in support of the men and women in law enforcement.
It's classified as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which means it has ability to engage in political and lobbying activity.
Donations 501(c)(4) organizations are not tax deductible, but can be written off as business expenses.