It is our goal to engage with local residents and understand the issues that affect them the most. We also want to give our community opportunities to meet our protectors and appreciate their processes.
Our programs are strategically focused to complement the Albemarle County Police Department’s vision of becoming one of the safest communities in America. We give high priority to programs, such as educational scholarships, housing assistance, and supplemental training and equipment for our officers. We also provide outreach programs that promote relationship-building between the ACPD and our community.
The Foundation promotes the development of trust between the members of the Albemarle County Police Department and the various communities they serve by providing opportunities for police/community engagement in a variety of contexts and venues.
The Foundation supports annual "Putt Putt with Police" and "Bowling with Badges" events where children, families and police can gather, play and talk in a relaxed atmosphere. Additionally, each December, the Foundation partners with ACPD to take "Santa on Patrol" to several neighborhoods throughout the County to spread cheer and joy. The Foundation is also planning new and other ways to bring the community and police together to create strong, sustainable relationships resulting in a safer Albemarle County.
One of the Foundation's priorities is to support programs and events that are designed to create positive interaction between police officers and the community with a focus on educating the public on police practices and the police department learning about the community.
In 2017, the ACPF established the Albemarle County Police Foundation Educational Scholarship Program as a benefit for Albemarle County police officers and staff.
From time to time, the Albemarle County Police Department and its officers, need or want training, equipment, supplies and/or support that is not included in the County Police budget. The Foundation is pleased to supplement what the county budget provides to ensure a professional, highly educated and trained organization, equipped to prevent crime and enhance the overall safety of our community. The Albemarle County Police Foundation is committed to the ideal that a dedicated, well-trained, and modernly-equipped police department leads to a safer community.
Financially assisting our officers to move into the jurisdiction that they serve, will aid in building community relations and they will become more vested in our County.
For many years, Foundation dollars have gone towards purchasing law enforcement dogs, training and feeding them, and making sure they have what they need.
Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) to be members of our community and gym.