Events, Family, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department to participate in 1st annual ‘Faith & Blue’ weekend

UPDATE: Photos from the weekend visits can be viewed here.

Original story below…

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has announced that it will be participating in the first annual Faith and Blue weekend, to be held October 9-12. This event is supported by most major national law enforcement groups and has been embraced by religious communities nationwide.

Chief Melissa R. Hyatt has invited Baltimore County faith-based organizations to participate in this event, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

“COVID-19 has made community engagement challenging. This weekend provides an opportunity to re-establish and build relationships, communicate, collaborate and break down barriers,” said Chief Hyatt.

Faith and Blue is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect and understanding. Neighborhoods thrive when faith-based organizations and law enforcement work together to make communities safer and stronger.

The following is a list of events that are scheduled throughout the Nottingham area. These events are also posted on the Faith and Blue website under the Events tab.

Participants are reminded to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Precinct 8 Parkville

Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 9833 Harford Road 21234
Hosted by: Christus Victor Lutheran Church and BCoPD
Activity: Opportunity to meet with officers, ask questions and discuss safety and crime prevention
More: https://faithandblue.org/event/1979/

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Date: Sunday, October 11
Time: 9 to 11:10 a.m.
Location: Christ Villa, 2301 Putty Hill Avenue 21234
Hosted by: Christ Villa and BCoPD
Activity: Officers will meet with the congregation and discuss policing, faith and the community
More: https://faithandblue.org/event/2108/

Date: Sunday, October 11
Time: 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph Church and School to Jesus Through Mary (upper soccer field), 8420 Belair Road 21236
Hosted by: St. Joseph Church and School to Jesus Through Mary and BCoPD
Activity: Outdoor mass and celebration followed by precinct Captain Trivett speaking about the importance of working together with communities. Officers will be presented with care packages and will help with food distribution.
More: https://faithandblue.org/event/2079/

Precinct 9 White Marsh

Date: Sunday, October 11
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: Perry Hall Family Worship Center, 5125 E. Joppa Road 21128
Hosted by: Perry Hall Family Worship Center and BCoPD
Activity: Pastor will converse with police officers during Sunday service.
More: https://faithandblue.org/event/2000/

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