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.

Gail Milligan

Our Executive Director

Gail Milligan

The Charlottesville Police Foundation (CPF) was founded in 2004 by a group of dedicated local citizens to support the Charlottesville Police Department (CPD). High housing costs in the Charlottesville area make it difficult for officers to be able to live in the city they serve. In addition, the bulk of the Charlottesville Police Department budget pays for vehicles and salaries. The foundation fills many gaps by providing advanced training, new technologies and equipment, housing assistance in the form of grants, recognition of our police force, and structured community outreach through many events and programs. The support of the CPF has enabled the CPD to connect with the Charlottesville community by bridging relations with key area partners. Please join us as a partner and support 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.

Support Our Community

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
John Kelly
John Kelly
John Kelly PR
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