The Arc of Atlantic County is a private non-profit organization that has been making a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families since our founding in 1961.
The Chief Arthur Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation was established in 1992, in honor of Arthur R. Brown Jr., the former Chief of Atlantic City Beach Patrol. The foundation has also expanded to honor the memories of William D. Fox, a former Atlantic City lifeguard and police offer, and Thomas McMeekin, an Atlantic City Police officer who died in the line of duty. The goals of the Foundation are to provide scholarship, tuition, and other assistance to deserving local individuals based on their scholastic achievements and demonstrated financial needs.
Officer Down is an organization that is dedicated to helping all Law Enforcement Officers and their families in their time of need. Officer Down is dedicated to assisting any full-time Law Enforcement Officer in the State of New Jersey that is in financial need, regardless if the injury or demise occurred on duty or off and regardless of their union affiliation.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. Each year they depart on bicycle from a central or southern New Jersey town and continue on with stops in Delaware and Maryland and ride to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., in remembrance of their fallen officers.