With more than 160 years of policing and a history filled with positive change and forward thinking initiatives, there have been several major turn of events in the life of the Atlanta Police Department. We’re blazing new trails by developing new strategies and training standards to enhance and maximize positive encounters among officers and citizens.
We also understand the importance of utilizing high-tech equipment as tools to help us fight and solve crimes. The Atlanta Police Foundation is at the forefront… making sure we utilize cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology. With more than 8,000 cameras integrated into the Loudermilk Video Integration Center we have enhanced our situational awareness. Our people are the power behind the force which is why we only hire the best talent who understand and meet the needs of our city.
Juvenile crime is becoming a concern for many major metropolitan communities. However, we understand that we can’t arrest our way out of juvenile crime. There must be a concerted effort to create new opportunities, growth and make a sound investments in our most valuable assets—our children and families.
Our mission is simple, to make Atlanta the safest large city in the nation, but we can’t do this without unified support from community, business and civic leaders.
As the City of Atlanta prepares for the election of the next mayor, the Atlanta Police Foundation in collaboration with the Atlanta Police Department is taking the lead to proactively engage mayoral candidates with in-depth conversations about Public Safety and the development of a strategy that will be mutually beneficial for Atlanta citizens, businesses and the Department, respectively.
The candidates will be briefed on department-specific details and provided with tangible takeaway that will serve as a resource during their respective campaigns.
We have identified Five Public Safety Strategy Action Items, based on the needs of the Atlanta Police Department. Click on the icons below to review our Vision Safe Atlanta Action Plans.