Charlottesville Police Foundation i

Our Mission

The Charlottesville Police Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization of local citizens who help our police get the tools and training they need to do their best work.

Mindy Goodall

A Letter from Our Executive Director

Mindy Goodall

The Charlottesville Police Department, under the command of Chief Timothy J. Longo Sr., has been transformed from a reactive force focused on arresting lawbreakers to one that is creatively connecting with the community to solve specific problems. However, as in most cities, 90 percent of the Charlottesville police budget goes to pay for salaries and vehicles. And housing costs are so high here that very few officers can afford to live in the city they serve. Founded in 2004 by a group of local citizens, the Foundation helps the department by providing advanced training, new technologies and equipment, housing assistance, structured community outreach and other support. I hope you will consider partnering with us to help the Charlottesville Police Department achieve its strategic mission to serve, protect, and improve the quality of life for those who reside, work, and visit in our community.

The CPF was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in July of 2004.

Read more in the Chief’s Strategic Plan on the CPD website.


Mindy Goodall

Support Our Community

James Pierce

The Police Department supports the Boys & Girls Club Teen Program by sending officers to the Cherry Avenue Club from 7 to 11 p.m. during the summer. There is nothing quite like seeing a police officer on a Teen Night in the Club, smiling, shooting hoops, or riding a mechanical bull to humanize all officers for the kids. The Club appreciates its unique partnership with the CPD and CPF.

—James Pierce, Executive Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia