National Faith & Blue Weekend set to be 'largest police-community engagement project in history'

The initiative will focus on communities collaborating with local law enforcement to strengthen relationships and address the increase in violent crime


By Police1 Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National civil rights organization MovementForward, Inc., along with nearly 25 major prominent national law enforcement groups, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, held a news conference today to announce National Faith & Blue Weekend, which is set for October 7-10.

According to event organizers, the mission of National Faith & Blue Weekend is to facilitate safer, stronger and more unified communities by directly facilitating collaborations between law enforcement officers and residents through the connections of local houses of worship.

Solutions-focused events will include forums and town halls, peace and unity walks/marches, picnics, athletic events, vigils, and other activities with the goal of fostering an environment of problem-solving, resolution and reconciliation.

This effort is co-convened by Atlanta-based MovementForward, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and is the largest police-community engagement project in history, according to event organizers.

Faith & Blue is sponsored by FirstNet, Built with AT&T and the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

For more information about or to learn how to get involved with the National Faith & Blue Weekend, visit www.faithandblue.org, follow @FaithAndBlue on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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