A few weeks ago we invited nonprofits in the area to write to us and as a result we would be in the process of selecting a recipient to receive a $ 2,500 grant from The Hurley in the Morning Charity.
The submissions were deep and plentiful, making our job almost impossible to choose just one.
We are happy to announce that we have selected the Atlantic City Police Foundation.
We will describe some of the great work they have done since their inception seven years ago.
The mission of the Atlantic City Police Foundation:
The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014, by current and former police officers as well as business and civic leaders as an independent 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization for improve public safety in Atlantic City by helping the city of Atlantic. The City and the Atlantic City Police Department by funding valuable police programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would not otherwise be achievable within the city’s budget.
Partial list of essential goods, services and programs funded by the Atlantic City Police Foundation
Some of the many items and initiatives funded by the foundation include the purchase of 57 rifle resistant body armor designed to protect first responders from rifle bullets, vest mounted tourniquets for the SWAT team, 100 self-help for police officers, binoculars, digital cameras, bicycles, equipment, uniforms and Nikon mounts to support the CAPD Park and Ride program, helped equip the new 24/7 Police surveillance center with monitors, furniture and necessary equipment, purchase of a cleaning system to help maintain the Atlantic City cameras linked to the surveillance center, state-of-the-art camera system for the PAL building linked to the center of surveillance, two new K-9 dogs, amplified speaker system for the ACPD community relations unit to host outdoor movies with the police, three treadmills for the ACPD PBA gymnasium and continuously support various police initiatives community police service.
As you can see, the Atlantic City Police Foundation is doing incredible and vital work for the community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the essential work done every day by emergency personnel.
In these unprecedented times, the safety and security that the Atlantic City Police Department provides to the public is more important than ever.
CAPD’s commitment to Atlantic City and its people is unwavering. The men and women of the Department continued to answer the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, during very difficult times.
It is essential that we support them all. The pandemic has also dramatically diminished the fundraising capacities of Police Foundations by forcing them to cancel their annual motorcycle raffle and other fundraising events.
It is for these reasons that the “Hurley in the Morning” charity is providing a grant of $ 2,500 to the Atlantic City Police Foundation to help them continue their important work on behalf of law enforcement.
We are honored to do so.