The Atlanta Police Foundation

To Make Atlanta the Safest Large City in the Nation

The Atlanta Police Foundation employs a broad array of 21st century public safety initiatives to accomplish its mission. These initiatives include community programs designed to provide resources to underserved neighborhoods, as well as training to cultivate a mindset of true servanthood among the Atlanta Police Department sworn personnel.

Since 2003, APF has been providing vital strategic support to the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Atlanta Police Department on the forefront of public safety’s future direction. In 2015, Atlanta was named a model city by President Obama’s task force for 21st Century Policing – one of only 15 jurisdictions to be given that status out of 18,000 reviewed.

Our work is far from over. Through our public-private partnership model, we will continue to pursue, privately fund and implement programming that creates a safe and just city for every citizen of Atlanta, driving out crime and enhancing the safety of our neighborhoods.

The 8 Pillars of the APF

The foundation of our organization and its goals

Technology

APF employs its Operation Shield initiative to improve APD’s predictive policing ability and solve investigative cases.  Our latest Operation Shield program, Connect Atlanta, allows residents and business to register their private cameras so that APD can request footage from them should a crime occur in the area.

Increased Enforcement

Through training, collaboration, community policing and increased incentives, we will enhance the morale of APD and bring arrests and police visibility back to where it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Training

The largest portion of Public Safety First capital campaign will be devoted to the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. The training center will be a best-in-class facility for APD and other law enforcement agencies to train in 21st Century Policing best practices as well as a gathering spot for community events and conversations.

More Officers

Focused efforts on both retention and recruitment will bring APD back up to their authorized complement of 2,046 officers. APD will hire 750 officers over the next three years to meet this mark by employing officer support services such as hiring and retention bonuses and relocation stipends.

Community Policing

APF’s community policing mission is two-fold: to provide more police visibility for security in the neighborhoods we serve and to cultivate the highest level of community service in APD’s culture. The Secure Neighborhoods program embodies these values by providing officers with opportunities to move into the neighborhoods they serve.

Repeat Offenders

APF will continue to bring together APD, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office and Fulton County judges and others on the Atlanta Criminal Justice Commission to address Atlanta’s repeat offender issue.

Youth Engagement

APF will continue to expand its At-Promise youth initiative to divert Atlanta youth from crime to brighter pathways. The Foundation’s third location, the Truist Andrew and Walter Young Family At-Promise Center will open to youth and APF will seek to open a fourth center soon.

Regional Collaboration

APF will work with APD to ensure they continue critical collaboration and joint planning with county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This will include joint training of agencies at the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. Additionally, APF will continue to nurture partnerships between the public and private security directors through the Atlanta Security Council.

Atlanta Police Foundation Staff

Dave Wilkinson

Dave Wilkinson

President & CEO

Marshall Freeman

Marshall Freeman

Chief Operating Officer

Rob Baskin

Rob Baskin

Vice President, Director of Public Affairs & Communications

Atlanta Police Foundation Board Members

Our board members drive our success.

Executive Committee

Robin Loudermilk
The Loudermilk Companies
Chairman

John F. O’Neill III
Cushman & Wakefield Inc.
Vice Chairman

Calvin Darden
Retired
Vice Chairman, Board Development

Tye Darland
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Treasurer

 

Bob Peterson
Carter
Secretary

Dave Wilkinson
Atlanta Police Foundation

Christine (Chris) St.Clare
Retired Partner-KPMG

 

Simon Bloom
Bloom Parham, LLP

 

David Dantzler
Troutman Sanders, LLP

Bryan Davis
Jones Day

 

Leslie Patterson
Ernst & Young LLP

 

Dr. Deepak Raghavan
Manhattan Associates & Georgia State University

Board of Trustees

Andre Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Ambrish Baisiwala
Portman Holdings

 

Leonte Benton
Dallas Smith & Company

 

Andy Berg
Homrich Berg

 

Norm Brothers
UPS

 

Jeffrey M. Brown, CPA
Microsoft – Global Workplace Services

 

Paul Brown
Inspire Brands

 

Lee Burrows
Banks Streets Partners LLC

 

Chris Carlos
National Distributing Company

Carol Cookerly
Cookerly PR

 

Paul Corley
Empire Communities

 

Walt Ehmer
Waffle House

 

Dan Eldridge
KPMG

 

Jimmy Etheredge
Accenture

 

Duncan Gibbs
TriStar Real Estate Investments

 

Mark Giuliano
Invesco – Atlanta

 

Mitch Graul
Wells Fargo

 

Ernest L. Greer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Daniel Grider
The Home Depot

 

Venessa Harrison
AT&T

 

Karen J. Holcom
Acuity Brands, Inc.

 

Julia Houston
Equifax

 

Tad Hutcheson
Delta Air Lines

 

William J. Jordan
Alston & Bird LLP

 

Allan Kamensky
Synovus

 

Josh Kamin
King & Spalding

 

Steve Koonin
Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena

Bob Mathews
Colliers International

 

Douglas A. Murphy, M.D.
Emory Clinic

 

Chuck Palmer
Troutman Sanders

 

Frank Patterson
Pinewood Atlanta Studios

 

Jenny Pruitt
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Justin Rannick
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

 

John Richert
JP Morgan

 

Napoleon Rutledge
McKesson

 

Eric Schimpf
Merrill Lynch

Sachin Shailendra
SG Contracting

 

Jim Shelton
Shelton McNally Real Estate Partners

 

Kevin Smith
Rollins, Inc.

 

John Stegeman
White Cap

 

Claire E. Sterk
Emory University

 

Roland Vaughn III
4V Enterprises LLP

 

Mark D. Wasserman
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

 

Ken D. Welch
KPMG LLP

 

Joe Whitley
Womble Bond

Advisory Board

Mike Anderson
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

John Geraghty
SunTrust Bank

Sam Pettway
Boardwalk Consulting

Russell Stokes
GE Power Portfolio

Young Executives Board

Richard Allen
AXON

 

Christopher Anderson
Georgia Power

 

Matt Baker
Equifax

 

Ryan Bellows
Cushman & Wakefield

 

Andrew Braden
Braden Fellman

Taylor Brown  
New Market Properties

 

Collin Cannella
Guidehouse

 

Reginald Chever II
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Matt Cochran
Global Payments

 

Holly Lovett    
Georgia Power

Joe Crawford
Atlanta Property Group

 

Trey Edwards  
Urban Landings

 

Nikki Forman  
Amazon

 

Noel Hardin    
Artera Services 

 

J.P. James       
Libreum International

Evan Karanovich  
Chick-fil-A

 

Al Keeler      
ALDI Inc. Jefferson Division

 

Emmett Mercer
KPMG LLP

 

Hollis Montgomery   
The Hart Group at Morgan Stanley

 

Jack Murphy
Carter

Bailey Odom   
Dorsey Alston, Realtors

 

Becker O’Shaughnessey
Truist

 

Ryan Ries
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

 

John  Schellhase     
InterContinental Hotels Group

 

Christopher Walker  
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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