APF board members Sam Pettway and Rob Baskin with Frank Ranew at the Crime is Toast Breakfast.
APF board members Sam Pettway and Rob Baskin with Frank Ranew at the Crime is Toast Breakfast.

The Atlanta Police Foundation hosted the 10th annual Crime is Toast Breakfast on Tuesday , Sept. 24, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The annual breakfast gave Atlanta’s business community an opportunity learn about the state of public safety in the city and join in honoring standout officers and citizens for exceptional acts in public safety and citizenship. More than 900 guests and police officers attended this year’s event.

The 2013 event is chaired by Gregg Steinhafel, President, CEO and Chairman of Target Corporation. Target Corporation is a long-standing supporter of the Atlanta Police Foundation.

“Target has established a reputation as a strong partner of law enforcement here in Atlanta and throughout the nation,” said Foundation President and CEO Dave Wilkinson. “The Atlanta Police Foundation is grateful for the wonderful contributions Gregg Steinhafel and the Target team have made that are helping us reach our vision of creating a safer city.”

Jay Davis and Chief George Turner

“The Atlanta Police Department is undergoing a transformation to a strategic, preemptive approach to policing,” said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. “This important event gives us a platform to connect with and inform the business community about the great things happening in the Department.”

The Atlanta Police Foundation recently launched the $8.1 million Public Safety: Next Generation campaign – a comprehensive strategy designed to advance strategic programs spearheaded by the Atlanta Police Foundation in partnership with the Atlanta Police Department. The programs aim to reduce crime and position Atlanta as a model city for public safety through investment in cutting-edge technology, “smart” policing, improved police effectiveness, leadership and community engagement in addressing public safety issues.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.