In February 1997, the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society (MAPES) was incorporated by the State of Georgia. MAPES is a non profit, non political fraternal organization and currently has over 350 active members.
In addition to promoting a sense of pride in our Gaelic heritage, MAPES was established to recognize the accomplishment and contributions made by fellow Gaelic law enforcement officers within the Metro Atlanta Area. MAPES provides an environment that fosters a spirit of brotherhood and fellowship amongst its members and is dedicated to assisting needy families in the event of hardship. Furthermore, our organization is committed to enhancing professionalism within the law enforcement establishment and developing an atmosphere in which the police and community work together to reduce crime.