The BE A BETTER ME FOUNDATION (BBMF) was founded and run by Officer Lamar Sharpe of the Canton, Ohio Police Department. The BE A BETTER ME FOUNDATION is a community based foundation designed to help empower and encourage youth, on and off the right path in life, to see the good in themselves & others​.

​The BE A BETTER ME FOUNDATION believes too many kids these days do not have positive role models and influences in their everyday lives. The goal is to provide hope and influence in our next generation to prove to them that they can make an impact in their lives, families and community. They are also work to strengthen the relationship between police and the community. #CommunityPolicing