Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is among the officials scheduled to discuss the “State of Public Safety” at an Aug. 18 Buckhead Business Association lunch.

Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner

The association’s annual “signature lunch” also will feature awards to police, firefighters and other first responders.

Among other officials expected to attend are Fulton County Chairman John Eaves; Fulton County District Attorney Paul Horward Jr.; and David Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation.

The lunch runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Road. Tickets are $75 for guests, $65 for members, with tables available. For more information, see

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