K9 Unit Support
For many years the Albemarle County Police Foundation has supported the Police Department’s K-9 Unit. Foundation dollars have gone directly towards the purchase of law enforcement dogs, as well as training, food and other supplies necessary to care for and protect the dogs.
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.