The Atlanta Police Foundation and the Atlanta Police Department are hosting a contest giving the community a chance to post a 30-second video to social media explaining why they are proud of the women and men who serve as part of the inaugural #APDProud social media contest.

The contest ends Aug. 24.

Contest rules:
The video must be a positive portrayal of why you take pride in the Atlanta Police Department and a minimum of 15 seconds and a maximum of 30 seconds long. All videos must:
1. Be submitted via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram only
2. Include the hashtag #APDProud
3. Tag the Atlanta Police Department (@atlantapolice) and the Atlanta Police Foundation (@atlpolicefdn)

Judges will select one winner to attend the Crime is Toast Breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 30, as a guest of Chief George Turner.

From a press release:

“APD has proven that creating a safe place to live, work and play takes more than enforcement; it’s about building community through engagement and providing a secure environment where opportunities for advancement are possible. As the conversation between communities and police departments across the nation continue, we encourage res­idents, businesses and visitors to join us and be the force behind the force.”

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.