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Police Athletic League, Inc.

Cobb Police Athletic League (PAL) is a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of young people ages 4-18. Cobb PAL focuses on juvenile crime prevention through athletic and recreational activities. Through the various athletic and recreational activities these youth are surrounded with the positive influences of adults, police officers, and volunteers who promote strong relationships through positive encounters. The PAL program helps expand public awareness about the role of a police officer and the strengthening of the responsible principles and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents.


Please visit the PAL site.



Alicia Hicks 

Metro Atlanta Fire Officers Association (MAFOA)

We use a combination of nationally renowned instructors as well as local and regional talent. Training of this caliber at other national conferences can cost a firefighter between $1500.00-$2000.00 for the same classes. We accomplish all of this on a budget of under $50,000.00 and with an all volunteer workforce. We support the conference primarily through sponsorships and donations.

In light of today’s economic pressures, most fire departments do not have the budget to host an educational experience such as MAFFC. We are providing invaluable training giving responders the knowledge, skills and abilities to better serve their communities. The success of our conference depends on the generosity of our community.


Captain Chris Sobieski

Benevolent Fund

Cobb Fire Employees' Benevolent Fund mission is to team together to provide guidance and assistance; emotional and financial, to our fellow co-workers; present and retired, in times of extreme hardship brought on by unforeseen emergency situations, illnesses or medical expenses not covered by insurance.


Lynda Paradise

Explorer's Program (Fire)

The mission of the Cobb County Fire Explorer Program is to provide a safe learning environment where youth can become responsible individuals by teaching diversity, positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their full potential.


Firefighter Taylor Shewbirt 

Chaplain's Fund (Police)

We provide emotional support for police officers and civilian personnel during times of need. We have attended funerals and funeral homes, visited hospitals and homes during times of illness, provided gifts to show encouragement during extended hospital stays. Chaplains offer counseling and have helped several with spiritual needs. We have provided training for Chaplains and support personnel. All activities are directed toward the care of officers in times of need. Most of the Chaplains' time is donated to the care of officers in times of need. We raise money to increase the benevolence funds to help provide financial support to officers and families in times of crises. We have broadened our benevolence to offer assistance with education by scholarship assistance. Volunteer clergy and department members help with all activities.


Please visit the Cobb Chaplain's site.



Captain Barry Little


The Cobb County Police K9 Unit’s mission is to utilize trained police canine teams to assist in the prevention and detection of crime, to locate persons sought by the police, to promote a favorable public image of the Department and to support other law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties to help insure the safety of the citizens of Cobb County.


Lt. Terri Blackmer

Animal Services

Cobb County Animal Services is committed to educating the public in responsible pet ownership and to act in a leadership role in regard to the crisis of animal overpopulation in Cobb County. The Animal Services Donation Fund allows the shelter to enact programs to help the community, and to make improvements at the facility that would benefit all animals that come through the doors of the shelter.


Please visit the Cobb Animal Services site.



Craig Owens

Safety Village Foundation

Cobb County Safety Village, built on a 8 acre site, is the most comprehensive safety training environment in the region where our residents and business community gain knowledge through hands on experiences....a place where the walls come alive with knowledge while instructors share the most advanced techniques and ideas for making our community safer. Local organizations are invited to construct reduced-scale buildings at a limited number of sites in the safety village. These life like streets include sidewalks, traffic signals and a variety of structures that represent our community. These structures will become an integral part of the learning experience. Parents may purchase brick with their children’s name that will be located in the downtown Marietta section of the Safety Village.


Please visit the Cobb Safety Village site.



Allison Carter