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2018 Atlanta Interagency Law Enforcement Partnership to Host
Appreciation and Memorial Service During National Police Week
Gathering in Woodruff Park to honor fallen officers during National Police Week
ATLANTA (May 7, 2018)—On Tuesday, May 15, the Downtown community will pay tribute to the public safety agencies that serve throughout the city and state with a ceremony and memorial service hosted by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), as well as the Atlanta Police Department, and in partnership with the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Foundation.
In recognition of National Police Week (May 14-18, 2018), members of the Atlanta Interagency Law Enforcement (ILE) Partnership will hold a public ceremony in Woodruff Park, starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. near the site of the Police Memorial, which was dedicated by the Atlanta Bar Association in 1980.
Participating law enforcement agencies include the Atlanta Police Department; Georgia State University Police; Georgia Institute of Technology Police; Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Division; MARTA Police; Georgia World Congress Center Authority Police; the Federal Protective Service; the National Park Service; Fulton County Sheriff’s Office; Fulton County Police; and Emory University Police.
The Atlanta Interagency Law Enforcement (ILE) partnership was formed in 1996 with the explicit purpose to bring together the 11 law enforcement agencies headquartered in Downtown and the private sector to share in collaboration for police services, joint operations, event support coordination, monthly activities, and homeland security concerns. There are over 450 police officers in the aggregate serving in Downtown, and over 3,000 private security personnel. These entities work to protect and serve Downtown’s almost 220,000 daily population and 27,000 residents, plus the 15M annual convention and special event attendees.
The public is encouraged to attend and pay tribute during a program that will include an invocation from the Atlanta Police Department’s Chaplain Marc House and words of inspiration and reflection from Sam Williams, former President of Central Atlanta Progress and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 250 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.