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Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

GACP History

Incorporated in 1962, the GACP has grown in membership, influence and professionalism to become one of the most respected law enforcement associations in the state. It is the largest professional association for law enforcement administrators in Georgia, and one of the largest in the country.

Membership includes more than 1000 executives representing municipal and county law enforcement agencies, college and university police departments, corporate and private security firms, numerous state and federal agencies and concerned citizens who proudly support the efforts of law enforcement administrators throughout the state.

The association’s goals are to promote cooperative, professional relationships throughout the state, to evaluate the standards of police institutions and the profession, to offer quality training and continuing education for administrators, and to provide opportunities for police executives to exchange information and experiences.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the GACP is managed by a governing board consisting of seven officers and 22 district vice presidents representing all areas of the state. GACP has an experienced former Georgia police chief serving as CEO.

Mission

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police is dedicated to providing police services in the State of Georgia that are aimed at achieving more effective and efficient crime control, reduced fear of crime, improved quality of life, and improved police legitimacy, through a proactive reliance on community resources that seeks to minimize crime-causing conditions.

GACP strives to ensure that all our citizens are served in a professional, ethical and equitable manner that respects individuals, protects our democratic ideals and system of government, pursues greater accountability of police, greater public share in decision-making, and greater concern for civil rights and liberties.

GACP promotes the ideals of partnering between public and private law enforcement agencies, social service agencies and public and private groups. GACP aspires to increase the levels of police professionalism, improve the level of training, and enhance educational credentials and professional development for law enforcement executives.

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