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National Faith & Blue Weekend 2020

September 22, 2020

Fellow Members,

FLEOA is proud to join the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and every major law enforcement association in supporting and collaborating on the National Faith & Blue Weekend (NFBW): October 9-12, 2020.

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 local residents through the connections of houses of worship. As you know, local congregations have enormous influence with unmatched access to the residents we serve and protect and is a great way to bridge relationships between communities and law enforcement.

This National Faith & Blue Weekend aims to spur a national movement so congregations around our nation can meet and get to know law enforcement officers. Over the four days of the Weekend (October 9-12), law enforcement professionals throughout the United States will partner with local churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and other houses of worship to hold activities focused on strengthening the bond between communities and those that protect them.  These activities can be conducted virtually, socially distanced, or in-person.

This is where our request to you comes in: Chapters - please consider facilitating an event. Members - please be part of this important initiative by participating in an event held by your chapter or local congregation or help facilitate an event with one of them. 

Everything that is needed to participate is available at www.faithandblue.org, including a comprehensive toolkit with over 20 sample activities and the steps to plan each of them. The planning toolkit and a one-page overview also is included in with this message.

If you have questions or need more information, you can reach out directly to the NFBW national staff at info@faithandblue.org.

If a chapter decides to host an event, please let the National Board know at fleoa@fleoa.org so we can message it out to all members.  Please also let Executive Director Don Mihalek know so he can coordinate those events with the Faith and Blue movement at dmihalek@fleoa.org.

The Faith in Blue planning toolkit is located here.

 

Fraternally, 

Larry Cosme           

National President

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association