The Build the Force Campaign helps the Atlanta Police Department to achieve its goal of 2,000 sworn officers on staff within the next three years. Police departments across the nation have greatly suffered from a staffing crisis in recent years, resulting in slower response times, less protective coverage citywide, and low officer morale.
Through this initiative, APF is partnering with private sector companies to sponsor the $4,000 hiring incentive for new officer hires. Over the next three years, our mission to hire 750 new police officers to fill the ranks of vacant positions and those that may become vacant due to retirement. The Build the Force Program will activate community support for APD, reduce crime by increasing police presence, return APD to the previous staffing levels that yielded a 30-year low in crime, and enable APD to aggressively recruit new officers.