Active shooters, bomb threats, bioterrorism and natural disasters are modern day realities that pose a significant threat to the safety and security of our City and residents. These types of crises can unfold any time and without notice; and police officers play a vital role in response and recovery operations. However, the Department’s ability to respond effectively is directly influenced by how well they are prepared.
A strong recruitment strategy is critical to building and maintaining a world class police force. Through a collaborative partnership between APF, APD the City of Atlanta and General Electric, an innovative recruitment and retention program has been developed to help maintain a force of 2,000 sworn officers. The Department’s ability to respond effectively is directly influenced by how well they are prepared and adequately staffed. Helping maintain this comprehensive strategy will help increase police visibility and enhance community relations between law enforcement and City of Atlanta residents.
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191 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303