Baltimore County Police Join Local Faith Communities For Nationwide Weekend Event


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Baltimore County Police Department will participate in a series of community events from October 6-9 as part of the fourth annual National Faith and Blue Weekend.

Initiated in 2020 by MovementForward, Inc. in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the Faith & Blue program underscores the pivotal role of community engagement and faith-based organizations in establishing a strong rapport between law enforcement and residents.

This year, a diverse range of activities awaits participants from various faith communities in Baltimore County. The lineup features roundtable discussions, community forums, and church services crafted to include people of all ages, religious affiliations, and backgrounds. The primary objective is to foster feelings of security and inclusiveness across Baltimore County.

Highlighted events on the roster are:

  • A roundtable discussion at Catonsville Methodist Church in Hereford on October 6, aiming to strengthen ties between local clergy and the Baltimore County Police Department.
  • An engagement at St. Agnes School on October 9, where Baltimore County community officers will emphasize the importance of school safety and participate in a pinning ceremony for school safety patrol members.
  • A special Sunday Service at the Set the Captives Free Outreach Center in Woodlawn on October 8 featuring Baltimore County Police Major O. Lilly.
  • Pikesville's Good Shepherd Church of God will host a Meet and meet-and-greet brunch on October 6.
  • Police K9 units will attend a Pet Blessing event at St John's Lutheran Church in Parkville on October 6

Interested parties can access the full schedule of events on the Faith and Blue website under the Events tab.

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