FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
Nikki Forman
Communications Director, Atlanta Police Foundation
phone: 404.586.0180 | cell: 706.464.5920
nforman@atlantapolicefoundation.org

Large Crowd Set to Gather in Pemberton Park this Saturday
Join the crowd to run with Atlanta’s Finest in a 5K

Who

Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Track Club

WHAT

Sprint, jog or walk for safety with the Atlanta Police Foundation and members of the Atlanta Police Department (APD). Come witness Chief of Police, Erika Shields run with APD recruits, interact with the Mounted Patrol and see first-hand the latest technology APD uses to keep our city safe.

This event provides family-friendly entertainment, including a One-Mile Fun Run for ages 7 and up, as well as a 50m dash for kids 6 and under. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view police gear including the Bomb Squad, SWAT, patrol cars, Mounted Patrol and much more!

Last year, more than 1,700 participants from the community, corporate and civic teams along with more than 500 APD officers and their families participated to raise awareness and funding for the Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta program, and this year we are set to surpass this number.

Celebrating its 10th year, Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is partnered with more than 100 police departments and federal agencies, has helped solved nearly 1600 crimes and has taken more than 1,260 dangerous criminals off the streets.

When

Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:30 am

Where

Pemberton Place
121 Baker Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

About the Atlanta Police Foundation – The Atlanta Police Foundation was established in 2003 to provide vital support to the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Atlanta Police Department. The organization is based on a public-private partnership model that has worked to secure and leverage private resources to fund high priority projects designed to enhance the City of Atlanta’s ability to fight and prevent crime. As a result of the work of the APF, since 2003 there has been an increase in the number of police officers on the streets and an increase in the engagement of Atlanta’s business community and neighborhood residents in fighting crime. Additionally, the City has experienced a 58 percent reduction in the violent crime rate and a 41 percent reduction in crimes overall. Our programs are strategically focused to complement the Atlanta Police Department’s vision of becoming the safest, large city in America. We give high priority to programs that address the need for more police visibility and improved police operations. We also provide strategic counsel for the APD and aid in bringing private and public sector resources together for short and long range security planning for the City.