We Are hosting the
2nd ANNUAL NATIONAL FAITH & BLUE WEEKEND
October 9-10, 2021
What's it all about?
WHAT: National Faith & Blue Weekend (NFBW) is a collaborative initiative that builds bridges and breaks down biases through activities and outreach amongst law enforcement professionals and the communities.
WHY: National Faith & Blue Weekend is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Law enforcement entities and faith-based groups are key pillars of a local community, and when they work togehter, neighborhoods thrive.
HOW: National Faith & Blue Weekend is an expansion of the One Congregation One Precinct initiative (OneCOP), a program of MovementForward, Inc. which is a bridge-building, solutions-focused human & civil rights organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The OneCOP initiative pairs officers at the beat or precinct level with local houses of worship. Similary, NFBW is facilitated by law enforcement entities, faith-based organizations and the community.
WHO: National Faith & Blue Weekend organizers represent every major national law enforcement group and faith tradition in the United States of America. The effort is being co-convened by MovementForward, Inc.'s OneCOP initiative and the USDOJ Office of Community Orientated Policing Services (COPS Office) and is the most collaborative police-community engagement project in recent history. National Faith & Blue Weekend is sponsored by FirstNet Built with AT&T along with the Motorola Solutions Foundation and Wrap Technologies.
First Assembly of God is hosting our event with a law enforcement open house and free car seat checks and 4raffles for new car seat/stroller combo, a car seat, a big wheel, a kids scooter and a5 pound jar of animal crackers (for a $1 a ticket)!
We invite you to join the festivities Saturday 11-2 and Sunday 12-3.
We will have Pennsylvania State Police vehicles for a close up view and interaction, along with some equipment and a possible demonstration from the K-9 team! You can also bring your vehicle and car seat in for a safety check (proper positioning is vital to the seat keeping your child safe. You'll get assistance to put it right if there is an issue. On Saturday the PSP dog will do some demonstrations. They are also looking for local teens interested in their Camp Cadet Program! The troopers will be happy to talk to kids and anyone who has questions for them.
Our Milford Police Chief and local WASE school Resource officer, Chief Mike McCormack will be there to give demonstrations of their goggles that show what alcohol does to your vision at various levels of intoxication, and more!
The Wayne & Pike County Sheriff's Departmenta will be there with a cars & equipment.
Our Greene Dreher Fire Police will join us with equipment & a vehicle for the kids to see up close.
LOCATION: Dutch's parking lot next to route 507 in the grassy area.
Keep checking back for more info and please come out to encourage building good relationships between our Faith Community, Law Enforcement and Local Community! We do best and are strongest when we pull together!