Badge of Heart

Helping families most vulnerable

Badge of Heart is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization.


​​​​Ken Lew President/Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Gutierrez-Gonzalez ​- Vice President 

Board of Directors

Ken Lew- Chairman of the Board.  

               LAPD Officer & Founder of Badge of Heart

Laurie Hughes- Executive Director.  

              Executive Director at Gateway to LA

Miki Payne

              Drollinger Properties

Advisory to Operations

Deputy Chief Dennis Kato

​               Deputy Chief, LAPD's West Bureau

Commander Blake Chow 

​​             Commander, LAPD's West Bureau

Management Team

How Badge of Heart started.

Everyday Los Angeles Police Officers respond to thousands of calls for service, which means continuous interactions with the public. Officers see many situations, where good hard working families and Victim needing assistance. Many working parents and families working several jobs to make ends meet. So often, it's not enough.

Badge of Heart desires to connect Officers with the proper aid to help them sponsor families with financial burdens or a Victim of a Crime. 

We strive not only to give relief, but to show compassion to the deserving people of our community.

​The Organization was inspired and founded in 2014 by a current Los Angeles Police Officer Ken Lew. In 28 years of service working in Newton Street, 77th Division, South Bureau CRASH, Central Division & now Pacific Division, he witnessed and helped many deserving families change their lives.

Officer Ken Lew was born in Los Angeles and raised in Inglewood, South LA & Westchester.  Officer Lew wants to continue and help make a difference in the community he once lived and now serves.