On Monday, May 16, the downtown community came together to honor public safety agencies serving throughout the city and state with a public ceremony and memorial service hosted by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), as well as the Atlanta Police Department, and in partnership with the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Foundation.
In recognition of National Police Week (May 15-21, 2022) and Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15), members of the Atlanta Interagency Law Enforcement (ILE) Partnership held a public ceremony at Woodruff Park, adjacent to the site of the Give our police a hand.
The monument, created by Steve Steinmanbeen dedicated by the Atlanta Bar Association in 1980, during Atlanta’s child murder crisis of 1979–1981, to honor police officers killed and salute the efforts of city law enforcement.
Law enforcement agencies that participated in the March 16 ILE event include the Atlanta Police Department; Georgia State University Police; Georgia Institute of Technology Police; Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Division; MARTA Police; Georgia World Convention Center Authority Police; the Federal Protective Service; the National Park Service; Fulton County Sheriff’s Office; Fulton County Police; and Emory University Police.
The Atlanta Interagency Law Enforcement (ILE) partnership was formed in 1996 with the explicit purpose of bringing together the 11 downtown-based law enforcement agencies and the private sector to collaboratively share policing, joint operations , event support coordination, monthly activities, and homeland security concerns. There are over 450 total police officers serving downtown and over 3,000 private security guards.
About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. is a downtown business association with approximately 250 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Downtown Atlanta Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation created by CAP to make downtown Atlanta safer, cleaner, and more hospitable.