The Foundation sponsors the annual Appreciation Dinner, held each year to recognize and honor the extraordinary men and women of the Charlottesville Police Department. Frequently, many department members exceed the expectations of the public in the performance of their duties.
The Department and the Foundation recognize department members for that exemplary performance. Formal recognition improves departmental morale and helps challenge department members to perform their duties in a manner above and beyond the normal call of duty. It also highlights for the community the dedication of department personnel and the importance of the department to the City of Charlottesville.