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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

Jaclyn Piermarini

"I really enjoyed hearing about everything the police do, and feel like both on a personal level and on a professional level it will help so much to understand their perspective. We are so lucky to have them. We come from all over the country over in this newsroom, and we know how good we have it with this police force. Thank you such much for treating us to an inside look at what they do!"

—Jaclyn Piermarini, Reporter Charlottesville Newsplex