ACPD Happenings

1. GUARDIANS' GAUNTLET

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Sat August 21, 2021
Boar's Head Resort, 200 Ednam Drive Charlottesville VA

Guardians' Gauntlet is a 5K obstacle course race, benefiting the Albemarle County Police Foundation. Designed to inspire teams to run, walk, crawl, climb, and laugh your way to a brazen sense of accomplishment, the Gauntlet provides something for every level of athlete.

The 2021 Guardians' Gauntlet will feature a brand new location! Boar’s Head Resort trails will provide an exciting new landscape, new obstacles, new challenges, new faces, and a whole lot of fun. Racers will also find some of Albemarle County's finest Police Officers participating and providing help at various obstacles. In fact, some of our obstacles emulated officer training scenarios. The challenge is meant for everyone to come out to share in the event, cheer each other on, and meet some of the Officers who protect our community everyday. The post-race festival will offer food, beverages, and live music.

2. CLAYS FOR COPS

Grab your shotgun, bring some friends and join us for a 15 station sporting clay shoot! Enjoy a great day at Virginia’s oldest, and certainly most picturesque, Gun Club, Shenandale, and make a positive impact on our community. 5 person teams participate for a chance to be named “top gun”. Need help filling your team?... have one our ACPD officers join you. You won't want to miss this challenging day of clay pigeon shooting, good food, and great people!

For information about event sponsorship, please email: info@acpd.foundation

3. POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY & BANQUET

A tradition since 1995, the Albemarle County Police Foundation hosts the annual Police Awards Ceremony and Banquet to celebrate the achievements of the Police Department, and recognize outstanding individual accomplishments. In addition to being an occasion to celebrate, the banquet is also a time for family, friends and fellowship among the ACPD family.

This year's Police Awards Ceremony and Banquet was held on February 29, 2020. See pictures from Banquet on the right.

4. PUTT PUTT WITH THE POLICE

A FREE event for children of all ages! Kids will get to play 18 holes of miniature golf with Albemarle County Police Officers, explore police vehicles, meet a K-9, have fun in the inflatable obstacle course, and enjoy additional activities, prizes, and refreshments.

This event is designed to develop positive community relations among the ACPD officers and local youth. Kids have an opportunity to come out and play miniature golf with some of Albemarle’s Finest.

To find out how you can sponsor this fun community event, please email info@acpd.foundation.

5. BOWLING WITH BADGES

Bowling with Badges is the Foundation's newest community event designed to bring the community and police together for a fun afternoon. Children and their families will have the opportunity to bowl with police officers, explore police vehicles and meet a K-9 officer.

6. COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

In partnership with UVA Associate Professor of Leadership and Public Policy Brian Williams, the Foundation is currently developing a series of community engagement opportunities to strengthen police-community partnerships and sustainable relationships to deepen understanding and enhance the overall safety of Albemarle County.

7. POLICE WEEK

In 1962, President Kennedy created Police Week "to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and to voice our appreciation for all those who currently serve on the front lines....". Each year police week is celebrated during the week in which May 15 falls. Please join the Foundation each May 15th in remembering those who have passed and appreciating those who protect us everyday.

7. SANTA PATROL

Tis the season to be jolly so the Albemarle County Police Department celebrates with the community. Lots of fun for kids and Santa too!