Designer Bag Bingo

 

11/6/19

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation is holding its annual Designer Bag Bingo
supporting the Atlantic City Police Foundation at Quaremba Hall, Saint Michael’s
Church, 10 N. Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Doors open at 3:00 p.m. with bingo starting at 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event
will be used for non-budgeted programs and equipment of the Atlantic City Police
Department. Limited tickets are available at www.acpolicefoundation.org for $35.
Safe, discounted parking is available at the Wave parking lot (at the foot of the
Atlantic City Expressway – enter on Baltic Avenue), on the street, in the Saint
Michael’s parking lot.
About the Bingo event: There will be 10 bingo games played. All participants will
receive a book of 10 games. Dabbers ($1.00 each) and additional bingo cards are
available for purchase. 50/50 and basket raffles will be sold onsite.
Complimentary donuts and coffee from Atlantic City Dunkin Donuts while they last.
Pizza and canned sodas available for purchase. Participants are also invited to
bring their own snacks and drinks. We have chosen a wide assortment of Coach,
Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Dooney & Bourke handbags as bingo prizes.
About the Foundation: During the short time the Atlantic City Police Foundation
has been in existence, we have had a meaningful impact on the safety of Atlantic
City Police officers through the purchase of 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests
designed to provide first responders protection against rifle rounds, vest mounted
tourniquets for the SWAT team, 100 self-aid kits, acquired EpiPen’s, acquired
bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride
Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings
and necessary equipment, improved the Police Press Room, purchased a
surveillance system for the PAL Building, purchased gym equipment for our
officers, purchased an amplified speaker system to host outdoor movies with the
community, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s,
purchased two new K-9 dogs, provided 170 coats to Atlantic City children as part
of the warm coats initiative, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants
Guide and 2017 Annual ACPD report and continuously supported various
community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police
Explorers.

Fourth Annual Hero Luncheon

 

9/26/19

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation is holding its Fourth Annual Atlantic City Hero
Luncheon supporting the Atlantic City Police Foundation at the Atlantic City Palm on
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Bill and Muriel Elliott will be honored for their
outstanding efforts in the community. Atlantic City Police Officer Timothy Richvalsky
will also be recognized for his role in responding to a hit and run traffic crash which
resulted in his being stabbed in an unprovoked attack. Proceeds from the luncheon will
be used for non-budgeted programs and equipment of the Atlantic City Police
Department. Limited tickets are available at www.acpolicefoundation.org for $75 for
active or retired members of the public safety community and governmental officials or
$100 for all others. The event will also feature a silent auction. There will be a cash bar.
Bill and Muriel Elliott founded the HERO campaign to honor their son, Navy Ensign John
R. Elliott, killed by a drunken driver in 2000. The HERO Campaign seeks to end drunk
driving tragedies nationwide by promoting the use of safe and responsible designated
drivers. The Elliotts also initiated and successfully lobbied for the passage of “John’s
Law” by the New Jersey legislature in 2001, which requires police to impound the
vehicles of suspected drunken drivers for up to 12 hours, regardless of whether the
driver is released. For more information about the Hero Campaign go to
www.herocampaign.org and consider registering for the John R. Elliott Hero Walk & 5K
Run being held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
About the Atlantic City Police Foundation: During the short time the Atlantic City Police
Foundation has been in existence, we have had a meaningful impact on the safety of
Atlantic City Police officers through the purchase of 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests
designed to provide first responders protection against rifle rounds, vest mounted
tourniquets for the SWAT team, 100 self-aid kits, acquired EpiPens, acquired bicycles,
bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program,
helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary
equipment, improved the Police Press Room, purchased a surveillance system for the
PAL Building, purchased gym equipment for our officers, purchased an amplified
speaker system to host outdoor movies with the community, purchased orthopedic beds
for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, purchased two new K-9 dogs, provided 170 coats
to Atlantic City children as part of the warm coats initiative, paid for the printing of the
Atlantic City Merchants Guide and 2017 Annual ACPD report and continuously
supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the
Police Explorers.
About the Atlantic City Palm: The Atlantic City Palm, located in the Quarter at the
Tropicana Casino and Resort, is one of Atlantic City’s best and most popular restaurants.
It has been voted “Best Steakhouse” for four consecutive years by Casino Player
Magazine and the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 12 consecutive years.
The Atlantic City Palm, was awarded the prestigious “Bailey Award” by the Press of
Atlantic City in February 2016 for making a difference in South Jersey through its
philanthropy. Those attending will be treated to some of the Palm’s specialty dishes, all
donated for the event. Jim Haney, General Manager of The Palm Atlantic City, is a Board
member of the Foundation.

2019 Spring Fling Tickets Now On Sale!

 

5/9/19

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual Spring Fling fundraising
event on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at LandShark Bar & Grill,
Atlantic City. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers, music and parking at
Resorts self-parking and valet venues (charges apply) while also supporting the
Atlantic City Police Department during the City’s financial challenges. LandShark has
concocted a special Blue Line drink available at the cash bar. There will be a Chinese
auction, 50/50 and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a 2019 Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle. The Spring Fling will be held rain or shine.
Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for current and former members of the public
safety community and $35 for all others. Tickets purchased at the door will be
$30/$40. Tickets can be purchased in advance by check sent to the Atlantic City Police
Foundation P.O. Box 8323, Atlantic City NJ 08404 noting name, # tickets and contact
information or online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-spring-fling-tickets-61573973412
During the short time the Atlantic City Police Foundation has been in existence, we have
had a meaningful impact on the safety of Atlantic City Police officers through the purchase
of 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders protection
against rifle rounds, vest mounted tourniquets for the SWAT team, 100 self-aid kits,
acquired EpiPen’s, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the
ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors,
furnishings and necessary equipment, improved the Police Press Room, purchased a
surveillance system for the PAL Building, purchased gym equipment for our officers,
purchased an amplified speaker system to host outdoor movies with the community,
purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, purchased two new K-9
dogs, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and 2017 Annual ACPD
report and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the Police
Department, PAL and the Police Explorers. Donations like yours will enable us to continue
these important projects.
About LandShark Bar & Grill: Ideally located on the sand side of the famous Atlantic
City Boardwalk opposite Resorts, Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill is the only
year-round full service bar and restaurant on the beach. LandShark features a new bar
for beach-side parties complete with a fire pit for nightly beach campfires and relaxing
with new beach furniture. LandShark provides an island adventure, if only for the
evening.
For more information please contact:
James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at acpolicefoundation@gmail.com

2019 Harley-Davidson Raffle

 

5/9/19

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will be drawing the winning ticket for a 2019
Harley Davidson Street Bob in Billiard Blue with a 1,746 CC engine at the
Boardwalk at Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at
6 p.m. ACPD Chief Henry White, Foundation Board Chair Joseph (“Bo”) Nolan
(Retired ACPD Deputy Chief), and Foundation Vice Chair ACPD Deputy Chief James
Sarkos will oversee the drawing for the Foundation’s 5 th Annual Raffle. Raffle
tickets will be sold, weather permitting, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk and at
other local venues. Last year’s winner of a 2018 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Joe
Leonard, purchased his winning ticket on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The net
proceeds of the Raffle will benefit the programs of the Foundation. This event is
free and open to the public.
During the short time the Atlantic City Police Foundation has been in existence, we
have had a meaningful impact on the safety of Atlantic City Police officers through
the purchase of 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first
responders protection against rifle rounds, vest mounted tourniquets for the SWAT
team, 100 self-aid kits, acquired EpiPen’s, acquired bicycles, bike equipment,
uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip
the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary
equipment, improved the Police Press Room, purchased a surveillance system for
the PAL Building, purchased gym equipment for our officers, purchased an
amplified speaker system to host outdoor movies with the community, purchased
orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, purchased two new K-9
dogs, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and 2017 Annual
ACPD report and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of
the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers. Donations like yours will
enable us to continue these important projects.
About Atlantic County Harley-Davidson: Located in Galloway, New Jersey, Atlantic
County Harley-Davidson has been the pre-eminent area dealer of new and pre-
used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parts and accessories for over 30 years.
Atlantic County Harley-Davidson has made a partial donation of the motorcycle to
the Foundation.
For more information please contact:
James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at acpolicefoundation@gmail.com

ACPF Delivers Coats to School in Operation Warm

 

1/28/19

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

Members of the Atlantic City Police Foundation and the Atlantic City Police Department
delivered 170 coats to be distributed by Atlantic City Public School officials to students
in selected classes in the Brighton Avenue School, Chelsea Heights School, Pennsylvania
Avenue School and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Complex today. The Police
Foundation, which funded this initiative, worked with Operation Warm in obtaining
these coats. The Police Foundation utilized grants previously made by the Tour de
Shore Children’s Foundation.
Police Foundation Board Chair, (Ret.) Deputy Chief Joseph (Bo) Nolan, suggested this
program to the Foundation Board and worked directly with the schools, Operation
Warm and the ACPD. During today’s event Chairman Nolan stated: “We are pleased
that the significant efforts of the Foundation and our partners at the Tour de Shore
Children’s Foundation and Operation Warm, permit us to do our part in ensuring the
basic right of children to be warm.”
Foundation Board member and ACPD Chief of Police Henry White, was also present
today to thank the members of the ACPD, who will be delivering the coats, for the work
that they do day in and day out to assist the community.
About the Atlantic City Police Foundation: During the short time the Atlantic City
Police Foundation has been in existence, we have had a meaningful impact on the
safety of Atlantic City Police Officers through the purchase of 57 rifle resistant
bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders’ protection against rifle rounds,
purchased vest mounted tourniquets for the SWAT team, purchased 100 self-aid kits
for officers, acquired EpiPen’ s for use at the rifle range, purchased binoculars and
Nikon digital cameras for the ACPD Vice unit, acquired bicycles, bike equipment,
uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the
new 24/7 Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary
equipment, purchased a cleaning system to help maintain Atlantic City cameras tied
into the Surveillance Center, improved in the Police Press Room, purchased a state of
the art camera system for the PAL building tied into the Surveillance Center, purchased
orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, purchased two new K-9 dogs,
purchased an amplified speaker system for the ACPD Community Relations unit to host
outdoor movies with the police, purchased three treadmills for the ACPD PBA gym,
paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and the ACPD 2017 annual
report, and continuously support various community policing initiatives of the Police
Department,
About Operation Warm: Operation Warm provides warmth, confidence and hope to
children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. Operation Warm believes
that a brand new coat offers a child physical and emotional warmth, confidence to
socialize and succeed, and hope of a brighter future.
About the Tour de Shore Children’s Foundation: The Tour de Shore Children’s
Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children in the Greater Philadelphia
and South Jersey area by: supporting the families of first responders killed or severely
injured in the line of duty, improving relationships between law enforcement and the
communities they serve, and encouraging children through education and recreation.

Designer Handbag Bingo

 

11/11/18

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation is holding its second Designer Bag Bingo
supporting the Atlantic City Police Foundation at Quaremba Hall, Saint Michael’s
Church, 10 N. Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with bingo starting at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will
be used for non-budgeted programs and equipment of the Atlantic City Police
Department. Limited tickets are available at www.acpolicefoundation.org for $35.
Safe, discounted parking is available at the Wave parking lot (at the foot of the Atlantic
City Expressway – enter on Baltic Avenue), on the street, or in the Saint Michael’s
parking lot. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. All
purchases at Quaremba Hall, including event tickets, must be by cash or check.
About the Bingo event: There will be 10 bingo games played. All participants will
receive a book of 10 games. Dabbers are available at $1.00 each. Additional bingo
cards are available for purchase. 50/50 and basket raffles will be sold onsite.
Complimentary donuts and coffee while they last. Participants are invited to bring
their own snacks, drinks, paper goods and corkscrews. We have chosen a wide
assortment of Kate Spade, Coach and Michael Kors handbags as bingo prizes.
The following persons and businesses have made handbag, basket or other donations
to sponsor this event to date: Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City Cruises, Atlantic City
Aquarium, Back Bay Ale House, Rosa D’oro Jewlers, Atlantic County Rentals, Hooters,
Firewater’s, A Dam Good Deli, Chico’s, Irish Pub, Wingcraft, Barbera’s Seafood,
Angeloni’s, Action Uniform, Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, Chick-fil-a, Tony Baloney’s,
PBA Local #24, Charlie’s, Josie Kelly’s Public House, Marsini’s Kitchen, Resorts Casino,
Tanger Outlet, Goldenberg Mackler law firm, Vagabond, Wet Willies/Tony’s Baltimore
Grille and Dock’s Oyster House. Additional prizes and gift certificates are being added
daily.
About the Foundation: During the short time the Atlantic City Police Foundation has
been in existence, we have had a meaningful impact on the safety of Atlantic City Police
Officers through the purchase of 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide
first responders’ protection against rifle rounds, purchased vest mounted tourniquets
for the SWAT team, purchased 100 self-aid kits for officers, acquired EpiPen’s for use at
the rifle range, purchased binoculars and Nikon digital cameras for the ACPD Vice unit,
acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and
Ride Program, helped equip the new 24/7 Police Surveillance Center with monitors,
furnishings and necessary equipment, purchased a cleaning system to help maintain
Atlantic City cameras tied into the Surveillance Center, improved in the Police Press
Room, purchased a state of the art camera system for the PAL building tied into the
Surveillance Center, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s,
purchased two new K-9 dogs, purchased an amplified speaker system for the ACPD
Community Relations unit to host outdoor movies with the police, purchased three
treadmills for the ACPD PBA gym, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants
Guide and the ACPD 2017 annual report, and continuously supported various
community policing initiatives of the Police Department,
For more information please contact:
Sgt. Monica McMenamin (Ret.), Committee Chair at (609) 892-8647 or send an email to
info@acpolicefoundation.com
November 08, 2018

Third Annual Hero Luncheon

 

9/27/18

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation is holding its Third Annual Atlantic City Hero Luncheon
supporting the Atlantic City Police Foundation at the Atlantic City Palm on Friday, October 19,
2018 at 11:30 a.m. Perry Mays, President of the Coalition for a Safe Community, will be honored
for his outstanding efforts in the community. Atlantic City Police Officers Robert Reynolds and
George Mancuso will be recognized for their efforts in saving the life of a newborn after the baby
was born at home and was not breathing and Officer Darrell Catanio will also be recognized for

his rescue of a child from possible drowning. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used for non-
budgeted programs and equipment of the Atlantic City Police Department. Limited tickets are

available at http://www.acpolicefoundation.org/ for $55 for active or retired members of the
public safety community or $85 for all others. Cash bar. The event will also feature a 50/50 and
a silent auction. There will be a cash bar. The luncheon will also include a 50/50 and a silent
auction.
About the Foundation: During the short time the Atlantic City Police Foundation has been in
existence, we have had a meaningful impact on the safety of Atlantic City Police officers through
the purchase of 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders
protection against rifle rounds, vest mounted tourniquets, 100 self-aid kits presented to the
Police Department, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s
Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings
and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press Room, purchased cameras for the PAL
building, purchased cameras for the PAL building, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and
retired ACPD K-9’s, purchased two new K-9 dogs, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City
Merchants Guide and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the
Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.
About Perry Mays: Perry Mays founded the Atlantic County Coalition for a Safe Community in
2010, comprised of police, clergy, educators, politicians and community member. Mays remains
Chairman of the Coalition. The original mission of the Coalition, to impact a safe and violence
free Atlantic City and Pleasantville, has grown to include Absecon, Galloway Township and Egg
Harbor City. Since its inception, the Coalition has held a gun buy back, multiple “Community
Walks”, provided summer programming for children, held multiple “Teen Summits” at Stockton
University attended by over 200 students in ten County high schools, and assisted in the creation
of a neighborhood watch program in Egg Harbor City. Mays is also the founder of “Faith at
Work” where he seeks to positively impact four life situations: re-entry, job interviews, working
with the drug court on second chance programs and drug/alcohol referrals. Mays was
previously employed in several positions at AtlantiCare where he lead various initiatives and
organized communities designed to make people become more aware of their environment, both
in clean air, preventative programs, and have a sense of community.
About the Atlantic City Palm: The Atlantic City Palm, located in the Quarter at the Tropicana
Casino and Resort, is one of Atlantic City’s best and most popular restaurants. It has been voted
“Best Steakhouse” for four consecutive years by Casino Player Magazine and the coveted Wine
Spectator Award of Excellence for 12 consecutive years. The Atlantic City Palm, was awarded the
prestigious “Bailey Award” by the Press of Atlantic City in February 2016 for making a difference
in South Jersey through its philanthropy. Those attending will be treated to some of the Palm’s
specialty dishes, all donated for the event. Jim Haney, General Manager of The Palm Atlantic City,
is a Board member of the Foundation.
For more information please contact: info@acpolicefoundation.org

Harley-Davidson Raffle Drawing

 

9/21/18

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will be drawing the winning ticket for a
Limited Production Anniversary Edition 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at
the Boardwalk at Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City on Saturday, September
29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. ACPD Chief Henry White, Foundation Board Chair Joseph
(“Bo”) Nolan (Retired ACPD Deputy Chief) and Foundation Vice Chair ACPD
Deputy Chief James Sarkos will oversee the drawing for the Foundation’s 4th
Annual Raffle. The net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit the programs of the
Foundation. This event is free and open to the public.
The Foundation will be selling raffle tickets for this motorcycle at the drawing
site on September 29, 2018 from 12:00 noon until the winning ticket is drawn.
About the Foundation: During the short time the Atlantic City Police
Foundation has been in existence, it has had a meaningful impact on the safety
of Atlantic City Police officers through the purchase of 57 rifle resistant
bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders protection against rifle
rounds, vest mounted tourniquets, 100 self-aid kits presented to the Police
Department, the acquisition of bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to
support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police
Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment,
helped equip the Police Press Room, purchased cameras for the PAL building,
purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, purchased
two new K-9 dogs, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide
and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the
Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.


For more information please contact: info@acpolicefoundation.org
 

SEEN at the Atlantic City Police Foundation Spring Fling

 

4/28/18

Images by Press of Atlantic City

A.C.P.F's Spring Fling

4/28/18

Atlantic City Police Foundation Staff

 

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will hold its Spring Fling fundraising event on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at LandShark Bar & Grill, Atlantic City. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers, music and parking at Resorts self-parking and valet venues (charges apply) while also supporting the Atlantic City Police Department during the City’s financial challenges. LandShark has concocted a special Blue Line drink available at the cash bar. There will be a 50/50 and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a custom edition 2018 Harley Davidson Motorcycle. The Spring Fling will be held rain or shine.

Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for current and former members of the public safety community and $35 for all others. Tickets purchased at the door will be $30/$40. Tickets can be purchased in advance by check sent to the Atlantic City Police Foundation P.O. Box 8323, Atlantic City NJ 08404 noting name, # tickets and contact information or online.

About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget. As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation recently presented the Atlantic City Police Department with 57 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders protection against rifle rounds and vest mounted tourniquets, purchased 100 self-aid kits to be presented to the Police Department, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press Room, purchased two new K-9 dogs and orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and has continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers. About LandShark Bar & Grill: Ideally located on the sand side of the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk opposite Resorts, Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill is the only year-round full service bar and restaurant on the beach. LandShark features a new bar for beach-side parties complete with a fire pit for nightly beach campfires and relaxing with new beach furniture. LandShark provides an island adventure, if only for the evening. For more information please contact: James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at acpolicefoundation@gmail.com

Tito's Vodka to donate $5,000 to A.C.P.F

2/8/18

Maxwell Reil, Press of AC

 

Eagles touchdowns did more than lead to a Philadelphia Super Bowl on Sunday night.

As a result of the five touchdowns scored by the team, Tito’s Vodka will donate $5,000 to the Atlantic City Police Foundation, according to the department’s Twitter account.

In the tweet, the department thanked Tito’s for its generosity and thanked Wonder Bar Atlantic City, which participated in the event.

South Jersey Gas Name 2017 First Responders Grant Program Winners

2/2/18

NJNewsForU

 

South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of the utility's annual First Responders Grant Program. This year, a total of eight grants totaling $21,500 were awarded to local first responder departments, representing police, fire and emergency medical services.

"South Jersey Gas is honored to provide financial assistance to each of these hardworking, dedicated departments," said Dave Robbins, president of South Jersey Gas. "Each day, these first responders put their lives on the line to serve and protect residents. Their bravery is truly commendable – we are proud to partner with this year's winners, and support their continued efforts to make our communities a better, safer place to live and work."

The 2017 First Responders Grant Program recipients include:

  • Atlantic City Police Foundation – to purchase rifle-resistant vests.

  • Blackwood Fire Company – to purchase brackets needed to mount self-contained breathing apparatuses for firefighters.

  • Collings Lakes Fire Department – to purchase new rescue equipment.

  • Mannington Township Fire Company – to purchase equipment used by the ambulance crew to transport patients safely.

  • Newfield Fire Company – to fund and support certified training courses for members of the department.

  • Pine Hill Fire Department – to purchase a pressure reduction device used during incidents requiring foam operations.

  • City of Pleasantville Fire Department – to purchase a combustible gas meter, calibration equipment and personal gas monitor.

  • Port Norris Fire Company – to help offset costs of upgrading thermal imaging camera with newest technology.

Through the First Responders Grant Program, South Jersey Gas provides critical support to help operations, improve safety measures and/or provide training at local first responder departments. The applications received are diverse and the selection process highly competitive. The selected pool of 2017 grant awardees represent local police, fire or emergency medical services departments that are comprised of paid or volunteer staff members that serve residents in municipalities located within the utility's service area.

The First Responders Grant Program will be offered again in Fall 2018. Program information, eligibility guidelines and applications are available on the South Jersey Gas website at: www.southjerseygas.com/community.

About South Jersey Gas:

South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas and promotes energy efficiency to approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more about South Jersey Gas and its programs.

ACPF Leadership Changes

12/23/17

ACPF Staff


The Board of Trustees of the Atlantic City Police Foundation is pleased to announce that, at its recent annual meeting, (Ret.) ACPD Dep. Chief Joseph (Bo) Nolan, was elected Chair for a two-year term effective January 1, 2018, and that current Foundation Chair, (Ret.) ACPD Chief Ernest Jubilee, will continue to serve on the Executive Board as Secretary. Nolan, an Atlantic City resident, joined the ACPD in 1979 and served as Deputy Police Chief from 2007 until his retirement in 2016. Jubilee, an Egg Harbor City resident, joined the ACPD in 1973 and served as Police Chief from 2010 until his retirement in 2013. Jubilee has served as Chair of the Foundation since its inception in 2014. Also elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees was Anthony Romano. Romano, a resident of Egg Harbor Township, is the General Manager of The Palm Restaurant – Atlantic City. Retiring Board members Paul Sandler of Egg Harbor Township and ACPD Sgt. Thomas Moynihan of Atlantic City were recognized for their service.


About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget. As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation presented the Atlantic City Police Department with 47 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders protection against rifle rounds and vest mounted tourniquets, purchased 100 self-aid kits presented to the Police Department, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press Room, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL, and the Police Explorers.
For more information please contact:
James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at 60
9-517-1056

2017 Camaro RS Drawing TODAY

 

11/25/17

ACPF Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will be drawing the winning ticket for a
2017 Chevy Camaro RS at Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk on Saturday,
November 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. Atlantic City Mayor Donald Guardian, ACPD Chief
Henry White, Foundation Board Chair Ernest Jubilee (Retired ACPD Chief),
Foundation Vice Chair ACPD Captain James Sarkos and Foundation Board
member and Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk General Manager, Donna
Danielson, will oversee the drawing for the Foundation’s 3rd Annual
Automobile Raffle. Raffle tickets will continue to be sold, weather permitting,
at the annual Atlantic City High School – Holy Spirit football game on
Thanksgiving or at Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk on “Black Friday”.
The net proceeds of the Raffle will benefit the programs of the Foundation.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in
2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve
public safety in Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police
Department in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and
equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget. As a
result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation presented the Atlantic
City Police Department with 47 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to
provide first responders protection against rifle rounds and vest mounted
tourniquets, purchased 100 self-aid kits presented to the Police Department,
acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s
Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with
monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press
Room, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid
for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and continuously
supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department,
PAL and the Police Explorers.
About Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City: Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk,
located just off the Atlantic City Expressway, in the heart of Atlantic City, is an
upscale outlet shopping center with over 90 brand name designer stores
including great names such as Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store,
Under Armour, Calvin Klein and more.
For more information please contact:
James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at 609-517-1056
Ernest Jubilee, Chair at 609-674-2690

Atlantic City Police Foundation Holds First Designer Bag Bingo

 

 

 

originally posted 11/19/17, updated 11/25/17

ACPF Staff

 

Media Release

The Atlantic City Police Foundation is holding its first Designer Bag Bingo supporting
the Atlantic City Police Foundation at Quaremba Hall, Saint Michael’s Church, 10 N.
Mississippi Avenue, Atlantic City on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Doors open at 5:30

p.m. with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be used for non-
budgeted programs and equipment of the Atlantic City Police Department. Limited

tickets are available at http://www.acpolicefoundation.org/ for $35. Safe, discounted
parking is available at the Wave parking lot (at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway
– enter on Baltic Avenue), on the street, or at Saint Michael’s parking lot.
About the Bingo event: There will be 10 bingo games played. All participants will
receive a book of 10 games and one dabber. Additional bingo cards and dabbers are
available for purchase. 50/50 and basket raffles will be sold onsite. Complimentary
donuts and coffee from Atlantic City Dunkin Donuts while they last. Pizza and canned
sodas available for purchase. Participants are also invited to bring their own snacks
and drinks. We have chosen a wide assortment of Coach and Michael Kors handbags as
bingo prizes.
The following persons and businesses have made handbag, basket or other donations
to sponsor this event to date: Cathy Burke – Irish Pub; Michael Santori-Quality
Concepts; Wawa’s Community Cares Team; Hooters; Julie Lawler; Siren’s Bar & Grille at
Kammerman’s Marina; Wonder Bar; Back Bay Ale House; Tony’s Baltimore Grille;
Gilchrist; Goldenberg, Mackler & Sayegh Attorneys at Law; Atlantic County Toys for
Kids; AC Cruises; Atlantic County Rentals; Vagabonds; Rando’s Bakery; Tony Boloney’s;
Esthetica Salon; Meet AC; Resorts Hotel Casino; Dennis Bassford Private Shuttle; Wet
Willie’s Atlantic City; Atlantic City Dunkin Donuts; Atlantic City PBA; Lucky Dog Custom
Apparel Pleasantville; Action Uniforms Pleasantville; Ducktown Tavern; the Claridge;
the McMeekin family; and Wingcraft in Atlantic City.
About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by
current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in
Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding
worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be
feasible under the City budget. As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the
Foundation presented the Atlantic City Police Department with 47 rifle resistant
bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders protection against rifle rounds
and vest mounted tourniquets, purchased 100 self-aid kits presented to the Police
Department, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the
ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with
monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press Room,
purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid for the printing
of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and continuously supported various community
policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.
For more information please contact:
Sgt. Monica McMenamin (Ret.), Committee Chair at (609) 892-8647
November 18, 2017

 

Team Honored For Actions Night Atlantic City Officer Was Shot

10/13/17

By Linda Cohen, Breaking AC

 

Atlantic City Police Chief Henry White’s voice was filled with emotion as he recalled the day last year one of his officers was shot.
Officer Josh Vadell was critically injured with a gunshot wound to his head as he exited his patrol car to stop an armed robbery in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 3, 2016.
The multi-agency response saved Vadell’s life and tracked down two suspects and three victims. The shooter was killed when Officer Thomas McCabe returned fire, then turned his attention to his wounded partner.
“He literally held his head together,” then-acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said of McCabe. “He saved Josh’s life.”
The two men along with Ruberton, Atlantic County Chief of Detectives Daren Dooley, State Police Lt. Col. Ray Guidetti, FBI Supervisory Special Agent William Hyland, along with Dr. Jorge Eller and the AtlantiCare Trauma Team were honored at the Atlantic City Police Foundation’s Hero Luncheon on Friday.

“He literally held his head together. He saved Josh’s life.”
—then-acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton on Thomas McCabe

It was the second annual luncheon hosted by The Palm, which donates the restaurant and all the food. They also honored Vadell and McCabe with their own caricature, which will have a permanent place on one of the restaurant’s amid national and local celebrities.
“I don’t think police officers get enough credit for all the hard work and risks they take every day,” said Anthony Romano, The Palm’s general manager.
The theme of the afternoon was teamwork, as representatives from various agencies were recognized for their work in finding out what happened that night as AtlantiCare’s Trauma Team “performed a miracle,” White said.
“Thank you guys so much for what you did,” said Capt. James Sarkos, the foundation’s vice chairman. “I think that was definitely the difference that night. Again, we’re so fortunate that you’re in our town and seconds away for us.”
When the call came that Vadell had been shot, there was little known about what had happened, Ruberton said.
Vadell and McCabe had only just happened upon what they believed was a robbery in progress. But Vadell didn’t even make it out of the patrol car when he was shot. McCabe’s instincts took over as he returned fire, the suspect shooting back.

 

Adriana Barbarano — with her fiancee, Officer Thomas McCabe — said finding out about the shooting ‘was like an out-of-body experience.’

Even McCabe doesn’t remember it all, says Adriana Barbarano, his then-girlfriend and now fiancee.
“Even to this day, we find out new information he didn’t remember,” she said.
But what everyone does seem to remember is the teamwork involved.
State Police, the FBI, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and neighboring municipal departments came together to help.
But they don’t happen at the time of the event, said Guidetti: “They have to be rooted well prior.”
“The lieutenant colonel hit on it,” Dooley said of Guidetti. “It’s about having that foundation before so it can come together the way it did.”
White remembered Ruberton sitting on a laptop as things developed, writing up affidavits on her own and getting in touch with judges to get things done.
It was different, said the longtime prosecutor, to be part of the investigation as it unfolded, not just reading reports after the fact.
She watched as everyone came together, White and Sarkos looking like they would fall down from exhaustion, but refusing to go home.
McCabe was able to give a description of the men, although it still wasn’t known which were victims and which were suspects.
“We had a place to start,” she said.
Video from body camera tells the tale from his perspective, she said.
She expected to hear some “savory language,” but instead it was filled with questions of, “What can I do?” “How can I help?”
McCabe held Vadell’s head the whole way to the hospital. Covered in blood, someone asked, “Were you shot?” Ruberton recalled.
His reply: “I don’t know.”
“He was that focused on Josh,” she said.
Luckily, he was uninjured.
Three days later, Barbarano said, he got a call: “It was Josh. He said, ‘Tommy you at? I need to see you.'”
About three weeks later, when Vadell was heading to rehab, McCabe and Barbarano were headed to Disney World. That’s when McCabe proposed — with a custom-made ring he’d bought that July — right in the Atlantic City International Airport.
The good news kept coming, Barbarano said.
Now, the two will marry next year. All the Vadells will be a part of the day.
Josh, now retired, will be his former partner’s best man. Vadell’s wife, Laura, will be matron of honor. Their oldest daughter will be a junior bridesmaid with the two other daughters — including youngest Lucy, who was born just after her father was shot — as flower girls.
“They’re not friends, they’re family,” Barbarano said.
As for her husband-to-be: “I tell him every day, ‘You’re my hero.'”

Second Annual Hero Luncheon

 

ACPF Staff

10/13/17

 

Today we honored officers Vadell and McCabe for their extraordinary efforts and recognized Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Chief of Detectives Dooley, First Ass’t. Prosecutor Ruberton, NJSP Lt. Col. Guidetti, FBI Asst. Special Agent Hyland and Drs. Eller and Aikins and the AtlantiCare Trauma Team for their contributions to the Public Safety community.

Second Annual Hero Luncheon

ACPF Staff

September 12, 2017

The Atlantic City Police Foundation is holding its second annual Atlantic City Hero Luncheon
supporting the Atlantic City Police Foundation at the Atlantic City Palm on Friday, October 13,
2017 at 11:30 a.m. Atlantic City Police Officers Joshlee (Josh) Vadell and Thomas McCabe will be
honored for their outstanding actions in protecting public safety resulting in Officer Vadell’s
injury. New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Ray Guidetti, then Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor
Diane Ruberton, Chief of Detectives Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Daren Dooley, FBI
Supervisory Special Agent William Hyland, and Dr. Jorge Eller and the AtlantiCare Trauma Team
will also be recognized for their extraordinary efforts surrounding the events of September 3,
2016. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used for non-budgeted programs and equipment of
the Atlantic City Police Department. Limited tickets are available at
http://www.acpolicefoundation.org/ for $50 for active or retired members of the public safety
community or $75 for all others.
About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current
and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by
assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding worthwhile programs,
initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget.
As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation presented the Atlantic City Police
Department with 47 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders
protection against rifle rounds and vest mounted tourniquets, purchased 100 self-aid kits
presented to the Police Department, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to
support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with
monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press Room, purchased
orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City
Merchants Guide and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the
Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.
About Officers Josh Vadell and Tom McCabe and the others being recognized: Officers Josh
Vadell and Tom McCabe were on patrol on September 3, 2016 when a gunman shot Officer
Vadell in the head during an armed robbery attempt. Officer McCabe returned fire, neutralizing
the assailant. Officer McCabe then rushed his partner to the hospital, saving his life. Since the
shooting, Officer Vadell has fought his way back to health although he still faces significant
challenges. Officer Vadell retired from the Atlantic City Police Department in July 2017.
The Atlantic City Police Department worked closely with the New Jersey State Police, Atlantic
County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI in investigating and apprehending those involved. The
AtlantiCare trauma team performed lifesaving surgery on Officer Vadell.
About the Atlantic City Palm: The Atlantic City Palm, located in the Quarter at the Tropicana
Casino and Resort, is one of Atlantic City’s best and most popular restaurants. It has been voted
“Best Steakhouse” for four consecutive years by Casino Player Magazine and the coveted Wine
Spectator Award of Excellence for 12 consecutive years. The Atlantic City Palm, was awarded the
prestigious “Bailey Award” by the Press of Atlantic City in February 2016 for making a difference
in South Jersey through its philanthropy. Those attending will be treated to some of the Palm’s
specialty dishes, all donated for the event. Paul Sandler, general manager of The Palm
Philadelphia is a Board member of the Foundation and Atlantic City Palm general manager,
Anthony Romano, is an active participant in many of the Foundation’s endeavors.
For more information please contact:
James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at 609-517- 1056
Ernest Jubilee, Chair at 609-674- 2690

 

ACPF "Bottling Days" Fundraiser

ACPF Staff

June 7, 2017

Little Water Distillery will host a “Bottling Day” fundraiser on July 1, 2017 from
1:00-4:00 p.m. to support the Atlantic City Police Foundation (ACPF). The location
of the event will be at 807 Baltic Ave. unit B (parking and entrance on Lexington
Ave.) in AC. Funds for this event will be earmarked for the ACPD’s citywide and
Bungalow Park safety initiatives. This popular practice among craft distilleries
enhances the tour experience by creating an “operating environment”, builds a
network of brand enthusiasts among its volunteers, while raising funds for
worthwhile charities and organizations in their community.
During the ACPF Bottling Day, Little Water Distillery will have volunteers from
the Bungalow Park Civic Association man the bottling line. Regular visitors, along
with the friends and family of area police, will be encouraged to attend, take our
tour, order cocktails and/or purchase merchandise.
For the event, 15% of all proceeds including the $5 tour fee (which includes a $3
credit towards any purchase), will be donated to the ACPF. Members of the ACPD
and their families will not be charged a fee. In addition, a donation jar in the tasting
area will be set up for guests wishing to make additional contributions. As an
additional promotion for the event, Little Water Distillery will debut our custom
craft cocktail to honor the ACPD.
The ACPF assists Atlantic City and the ACPD in funding programs, initiatives,
training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City’s
budget.
For more information regarding this program and Little Water Distillery, please
contact info@littlewaterdistillery.com or Mark Ganter at 240 426-7843.

Atlantic City to unveil multimillion-dollar surveillance system

 

John DeRosier- Press Of AC

May 23, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY — The Police Department has a message for anyone thinking about committing a crime: You are being watched.

This week, the department will officially debut a multimillion-dollar surveillance system that will help crack down on crime and advance the city’s public-safety initiative as officials try to entice families and potential homeowners to come back and invest in the resort.

“There is going to be a video record of everything that goes on on the Boardwalk, 24 hours a day,” police Chief Henry White said. “If you commit a crime on the Boardwalk, The new surveillance center, located in the Atlantic City Public Safety Building, features five 80-inch monitors, four 65-inch monitors, six workstations with four monitors each and a supervisor station with seven monitors.

It was paid for as part of a $12 million loan from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority through the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, according to ACIA Executive Director John Lamey.

The monitors are connected to cameras on the Boardwalk and at Tanger Outlets The Walk. Cameras in casinos also can be added through a system called mutual link. Other businesses and housing complexes can give police permission to access their cameras. The Police Department hopes to have cameras around the entire city in the near future.

But the cameras have a much wider range than just the immediate area. During a tour given to reporters for The Press of Atlantic City, officers used a Boardwalk camera at California Avenue and focused on Atlantic Avenue, two blocks away. The picture remained clear as the officers zoomed in.

The surveillance system is powered by Genetec, a Canadian provider of IP surveillance, and mirrors existing systems in Philadelphia and New York City, Atlantic City Capt. James Sarkos said.

Police officers will have the ability to see the camera feeds from an app on their cellphones and on the laptops inside their cruisers. They can also tap into the electric signs and speakers on the Boardwalk to make announcements, show pictures of missing children and issue rip current warnings, among other things.

City officials say this will be a game-changer in policing and will help keep residents and visitors safe.

“If something should happen on Pacific Avenue, we can rewind and see which direction the person went, what they were wearing and how the crime went down,” Lt. Sean Scanlon said.

Officers manning the surveillance monitors can tell the responding officers what is going on at the scene, leaving out any element of surprise, Scanlon said.

“It gives our police officers the technology to help keep our city safe,” said Mayor Don Guardian, who described the surveillance center as a “bridge to the future.”

The surveillance room will also serve as the police command center during special events. Last summer, police set up their command center in Bally’s Atlantic City for the city’s beach concerts.

CRDA Executive Director Chris Howard said the new facility and surveillance system will help clean up crime across the city.

“This state-of-the-art facility, in conjunction with the new security and crime-prevention cameras strategically placed around the city and CRDA-funded ACPD technology upgrades, will greatly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the city’s police force, creating a safer, cleaner and more attractive destination for families and employers,” Howard said in a statement.

The system is part of project PACT, or Protecting Atlantic City Together, that allows local businesses to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Police Department to connect their privately owned cameras into the Genetec system.

In its first three weeks in operation, the system assisted police in making 14 arrests, Sarkos said. One of the first incidents involved identifying a man who stole a woman’s purse from the Knife and Fork Inn. Another incident involved a camera zooming in on a license plate and identifying the car was reported stolen.

The monitors are being watched by retired police officers while the department trains other officers to watch the system 24 hours a day. To avoid officers getting tired or bored, the department has installed desks that move up and down so officers can sit or stand while watching the city.

“Folks who have different businesses and even homeowners have been coming up to us and asking us to connect to their cameras,” White said. “The whole goal of this thing is to work together with the community to prevent crime.”

A.C. Police Foundation hosts first Spring fling

 

Vincent Jackson- Press Of AC

May 17, 2017

ATLANTIC CITY — The Police Foundation is trying something new Thursday with its first Spring Fling to benefit the Police Department.

The Spring Fling will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Landshark Bar and Grill at Resorts Casino Hotel, which donated the food and venue.

The event will be mix fun and seriousness. There will be appetizers and a cash bar with a Blue Line drink crafted for the foundation.

Members of the ACPD will model their new rapid-deployment armor.

The armor was built with the patrol officers’ safety in mind, since they are normally the first on scene at any active shooter scenario.

Sixteen sets of armor were purchased last year. The foundation bought 31 more this year, said Capt. James A. Sarkos, foundation vice chairman.

Parking will be free at Resorts’ self-parking garage and the self-parking flat lot. Charges apply for valet parking.

Tickets cost $25 in advance for current and former members of the public safety community and $35 for all others. Tickets will be sold at the door for $30 and $40.

Atlantic City Police Foundation Spring Fling

 

By ACPF staff

Posted: May 10, 2017

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will hold its inaugural Spring Fling fundraising event on Thursday, May 18th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at LandShark Bar & Grill, Atlantic City.   Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers, music and free parking at Resorts self parking venues (charges apply for valet parking) while also supporting the Atlantic City Police Department during the City’s financial challenges. LandShark has concocted a special Blue Line drink available at the cash bar.   There will be a 50/50 and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a 2017 camaro. The Spring Fling will be held rain or shine.

 

During the Spring Fling, Atlantic City Mayor Donald Guardian,  Foundation Founding Board member and ACPD Chief Henry White, Foundation Board Chair Ernest Jubilee (Retired ACPD Chief) and Foundation Vice Chair ACPD Captain James Sarkos will present ACPD PBA President and Foundation Board member, Officer Matt Rogers, with 31 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide police first responders’ protection against rifle rounds.  Generous contributions from Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk, community leaders Tony and Rita Mack and strong community support of the Foundation’s events have made the presentation of these vests possible. The Foundation previously provided the Atlantic City Police Department with 16 vests in 2015. 

 

Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for current and former members of the public safety community and $35 for all others.  Tickets purchased at the door will be $30/$40.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by check sent to the Atlantic City Police Foundation P.O. Box 8323, Atlantic City NJ 08404 noting name, # tickets and contact information or online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlantic-city-police-foundation-spring-fling-event-tickets-32624171776 .

 

About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget. As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation presented the Atlantic City Police Department with 16 rifle resistant bulletproof vests, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the Department’s Park and Ride Program, purchased 100 self-aid kits, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and continuously supports various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.

 

About LandShark Bar & Grill:   Ideally located on the sand side of the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk opposite Resorts, Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar & Grill is the only year-round full service bar and restaurant on the beach.  LandShark features a new bar for beach-side parties complete with a fire pit for nightly beach campfires and relaxing with new beach furniture.  LandShark provides an island adventure, if only for the evening.

 

For more information please contact:

James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at 609-517-1056

Ernest Jubilee, Chair at 609-674-2690

The Atlantic City Police Foundation will be holding a press conference on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk.

At this press conference Atlantic City Mayor Donald Guardian,  Foundation Founding Board member and ACPD Chief Henry White, Foundation Board Chair Ernest Jubilee (Retired ACPD Chief), Foundation Vice Chair ACPD Captain James Sarkos and Foundation Board member and Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk General Manager, Donna Danielson along with Steven Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlets, will present bicycle racks, car hitches and uniforms in support of the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program to Deputy Chief William Mazur and Captain Chris Kammerman, on behalf of the Atlantic City Police Department.  The ACPD Park and Ride Program is intended to permit selected officers to patrol with bikes mounted to the rear of their police vehicles.  At times throughout their shift, they will park their patrol car and ride through their districts.  This will permit officers to have more frequent contact with the community and businesses and provide high visibility which has proven to be effective in detecting and preventing crime.  The Park and Ride Program was made possible through the generous contributions of Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk to the Atlantic City Police Foundation.

 

About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget. As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation recently presented the Atlantic City Police Department with sixteen rifle resistant bulletproof vests also known as Rapid Deployment Armor built with the Atlantic City’s patrol officers’ safety in mind since they are normally the first arriving officers on scene at any active shooter scenario and has purchased additional vests. The Foundation also recently purchased 100 self-aid kits to be presented to the Police Department. The Foundation previously paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide, provided contributions to better outfit the newly refurnished ACPD Surveillance Center and has continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.

 

About Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City:  Tanger Outlets, Atlantic City – The Walk, located just off the Atlantic City Expressway, in the heart of Atlantic City, is an upscale outlet shopping center with over 90 brand name designer stores including great names such as Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Under Armour, Calvin Klein and more.  

 

For more information please contact:

 

James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at 609-517-1056

Ernest Jubilee, Chair at 609-674-2690

 

Downed Officer Kits

January 7, 2017

ACPF Staff

The Atlantic City Police Foundation recently presented the Atlantic City Police Department with one hundred downed officer kits. These compact kits were designed and customized for the Atlantic City Police Department and contain items essential for treatment of serious injuries that may be encountered by law enforcement personnel.  Each kit is compact enough to fit in a cargo pocket or glove box.  Atlantic City Police Department Captain and Foundation Vice-Chair James Sarkos states that “Although the Atlantic City Police Department has previously provided these kits to all of our officers, their contents have been used up over time to treat both wounded members of the Department as well as injured civilians.  The donation of one hundred more kits by the Atlantic City Police Foundation allows for depleted kits to be replaced and for new officers to be issues this life saving piece of equipment.”

 

About the Foundation: The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by assisting the City and the Atlantic City Police Department in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that would otherwise not be feasible under the City budget. As a result of various fundraising initiatives, the Foundation  presented the Atlantic City Police Department with sixteen rifle resistant bulletproof vests, also known as Rapid Deployment Armor, in 2016. The Foundation is continuing fundraising for the purchase of approximately twenty more Rapid Deployment Armor in order to ensure the safety of additional Atlantic City’s patrol officers since they are normally the first arriving officers on scene at any active shooter scenario. The Foundation previously paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and has continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.

 

The Atlantic City Police Foundation – Investing in a safe Atlantic City.

 

For more information please contact:

 

James A. Sarkos, Vice-Chair at 609-517-1056

Ernest Jubilee, Chair at 609-674-2690

Atlantic City Police Foundation is now registered as a charity with Amazon Smile

 

By ACPF staff

Posted: November 29, 2015

 

For every eligible purchase, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to
The Atlantic City Police Foundation. Start by following this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4820832

Then choose Atlantic City Police Foundation as your charity of choice.
Remember, always start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your
eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Support The Atlantic City Police Foundation when you shop this holiday.
 

Atlantic City Police Foundation is a sponsor of the Junior Police Academy

 

By ACPF staff

Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015

 

The Atlantic City Police Department is holding a Junior Police Academy, where students can learn the basics of being a police officer. Watch the SNJ Today report by clicking on the button below.

PRESS OF AC: New foundation to help with Atlantic City police outreach programs

 

By LYNDA COHEN Staff Writer

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 4:43 pm

 

A new nonprofit foundation will fund community-based programs involving police.

 

Earlier this year, the Atlantic City Police Department announced it would be doing more outreach with the community. The Atlantic City Police Foundation will help with costs.

Atlantic City Police Foundation launches new website

 

By ACPF staff

 

 

The AC Police Foundation has officially launched its new website, www.acpolicefoundation.org. Visitors will be able to learn more about us, contribute financially to our causes, keep up to date on our activities, and contact us through our site. Social media connections will be coming soon, where members of the community can connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

Mayor Guardian and Police Chief White Announce Formation of Atlantic City Police Foundation

 

(Atlantic City, NJ) – On Monday, June 9th, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian and Police Chief Henry White announced the historic formation of the Atlantic City Police Foundation (ACPD Foundation).  The ACPD Foundation is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation charged with raising money to support Atlantic City community-based police activities.    It will be an applicant for IRS 501 (C) 3 status.

 

“When Police Chief Henry White approached me with this idea, I immediately supported it.  I recognized the value of creating this foundation, and was very humbled to be asked to be a founding member.  I applaud Chief White and former Chief Ernest Jubilee for creating a mechanism which will ensure long term positive contributions to the future of public safety programs in Atlantic City.” 

 

Chief White added, “While other cities like New York City and Philadelphia already have police foundations, this is the first of its kind in Atlantic City.  We believe this will give our department additional resources to produce more safety programs and outreach to the community.“

 

Atlantic City Police Chief (Retired) Ernest Jubilee is the initial Board Chair.  The ACPD Foundation will work closely with ACPD leadership to develop a strategic program agenda.  The role of the ACPD Foundation is not to displace city or state funding for basic law enforcement, but to financially support programs designed to allow the ACPD to excel in the rapidly evolving areas of technology, strategies and training by providing resources that are not readily available through other means. 

 

Police Foundations can be found in most major cities.  The first municipal police foundation of its kind was the New York City Police Foundation, founded in 1971.  This benchmark program has raised over $100 million and invested in 400 plus innovative NYPD programs.  Other cities with police foundations include Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Virginia Beach, and Denver.

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