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

Kick off PRIDE Weekend with Game Night at New Monday Night Brewing
Help raise awareness about crimes impacting the LGBTQ community with the Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT Liaison Unit and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

Who

Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT Liaison Unit, Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

WHAT

The Atlanta Police Department (APD) in collaboration with Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta (CSGA), a program of the Atlanta Police Foundation, is encouraging metro Atlanta residents to take PRIDE in their communities. The APD’s LGBT unit has actively engaged the LGBT community and seeks to establish new relationships and bring awareness to the great work they are doing. Last year Midtown was shaken with an uptick in crime; and since then the APD has successfully implemented new measures to address this concern.

Graciously hosted by Monday Night Brewing in their new Garage location, this evening will also give attendees the opportunity to enjoy games, music and FREE beer.

It’s no secret; a safer city means more visitors, residents and ultimately, enhanced business opportunities. At the core of creating a safer city is preventing crime. CSGA gets to the core of crime prevention and public safety by identifying the people committing crimes and helping law enforcement get them off the streets.

When

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6pm – 9pm

Where

The Garage
933 Lee St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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.