DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County Police Department is proud to announce it has teamed up with local faith leaders for the 2021 National Faith & Blue Weekend.
The National Faith & Blue Weekend, which has been called the “largest and most collaborative police community outreach project in American history,” aims to strengthen neighborhoods through two key pillars of the community – houses of worship and law enforcement.
“This is a great opportunity to work along with our faith-based organizations to show our dedication and commitment to the citizens and the community we serve,” Chief Mirtha V. Ramos said.
This weekend, the community is invited to join police for two events to unite and inspire:
§ Friday, Oct. 8, 5 p.m. – Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker
§ Saturday, Oct. 9,10 a.m. – House of Hope Atlanta, 4650 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur
“One of the many themes that I’ve learned from studying the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the idea of the beloved community,” said Pastor E. Dewey Smith, The House of Hope Atlanta. “The Faith & Blue initiative gives us an opportunity to give redress to many of the issues that exist between law enforcement and local communities. It’s profoundly important and hopeful to have these types of forums that can bring unity, empowerment and peace.”