Charlottesville Police Foundation i

Our Mission

The Charlottesville Police Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization of local citizens who help our police get the tools and training they need to do their best work.

Mindy Goodall

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Mindy Goodall

The Charlottesville Police Department has been transformed from a reactive force focused on arresting lawbreakers to one that is creatively connecting with the community to solve specific problems. However, as in most cities, a large portion of the Charlottesville Police Department budget goes to pay for salaries and vehicles. And with high housing costs in the area, very few officers can afford to live in the city they serve. Founded in 2004 by a group of local citizens, the Foundation helps the department address these and other issues by providing advanced training, new technologies and equipment, housing assistance, structured community outreach and other support. I hope you will consider partnering with us to help the Charlottesville Police Department achieve its strategic mission to serve, protect, and improve the quality of life for those who reside, work, and visit in our community.

The CPF was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in July of 2004.

Sincerely,

Mindy Goodall

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Our Board of Directors

Laurie Casteen
Laurie Casteen
UVA
Randy Castleman
Randy Castleman
SRF Management
Rowdy Dudley
Rowdy Dudley
Department of the Army
Joe Gieck
Joe Gieck
Professor Emeritus UVA
Antonio Rice
Antonio Rice
The Salvation Army
Brian Williams
Brian Williams
UVA Batten School
Chief RaShall Brackney, Ex-officio
Chief RaShall Brackney, Ex-officio
Charlottesville Police Department

Photos courtesy of Jack Looney Photography

CPD Officer Perspective

I have been a Police Officer for a long time. I have seen both joyful and horrific times thru the years; some dark days & rainy nights I have even asked myself if it was worth it, and did anybody really care? Thanks to the Foundation, I know someone does. Not just funding equipment or training or the many other things that have been done, but by letting us see all of you among us as we work. The outpouring of support from the community itself has demonstrated to us that there are still SO MANY good people in this broken world.

—CPD Officer Perspective, CPD Officer Charlottesville Police Department