“Across the country, morale is down with police departments, and I think ours is down tenfold,” she said.
On Thursday in a videotaped message, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said citizens should continue to thank the officers working to keep communities safe.
"While so much of our attention is on the few who have violated their oath, we have failed to express our deepest appreciation for the many more who uphold it every day,” Kemp said.
The Atlanta Police Foundation supports a number of initiatives including the Loudermilk Video Integration Center in downtown Atlanta, where officers keep virtual watch over Atlanta through security cameras posted in and around busy intersections, parking lots and garages and elsewhere.
Atlanta has access to a system worth at least $300 million, with taxpayers spending only a tiny sliver of that amount, the Atlanta Police Foundation estimates.
The foundational also has supported the At-Promise Youth Center, a 17,000-square-foot facility on Cameron Alexander Boulevard, and a wellness program for officers.