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Posted on: October 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Battle Creek Police join annual Faith & Blue events

Blue graphic of a community landscape, for Faith & Blue Weekend, Oct. 6-9.

The Battle Creek Police Department will join the third annual community Faith & Blue events on Oct. 7 and Oct. 12.

The local events – which will also include the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office – are part of National Faith & Blue Weekend, built on the idea that mutual respect and understanding build strong communities. Participants believe that when law enforcement and faith-based organizations work together, their community’s neighborhoods thrive.

Join Battle Creek Police for Coffee With a Cop this Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. You can drop in for free coffee, cider, and doughnuts at the Salvation Army, 400 Capital Ave. NE.

This event is open to everyone in the community, and provides a chance for neighbors to interact with police in an informal way, enjoy casual conversations, and get to know each other.

In addition, Battle Creek Police will participate in a Faith & Blue Affirmation on Thursday, Oct. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 485 N. Washington Ave.

The Affirmation event will include prayers offered for the Battle Creek community, local law enforcement staff, and their families. There will be a brief statement of purpose and suggested conversations, and then attendees will join breakout sessions for law enforcement, clergy, and the community to engage in conversations.

Faith & Blue was established in 2020 by MovementForward Inc., working with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice. For more information about Faith & Blue Weekend, visit faithandblue.org.

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