HOLBROOK — Chief William Smith would like to invite community members to join the Holbrook Police Department at its upcoming National Faith and Blue Weekend Touch-A-Truck event.
“We encourage community members to join us at our upcoming Touch-a-Truck event as it will be a great opportunity to see all the equipment our first responders use on a daily basis, and connect with law enforcement members and the faith-based community,” Chief Smith said.
Sunday, Oct. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
Sumner Fields, South Franklin Street (Route 37), Holbrook.
All parking for this event will be next to the park at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 153 South Franklin St.
- Holbrook Police & Fire Departments
- Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center
- Holbrook K-9 Yan and K-9 Officer Casey Surprenant
- Holbrook Department of Public Works
- Massachusetts State Police
- Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC)
- Several local churches and parishes
The Holbrook Police Department and several local churches and parishes have joined together to host a Touch-A-Truck event in observation of National Faith and Blue Weekend.
The event, part of the nationwide Faith and Blue initiative by MovementForward and sponsored by the Department of Justice, is designed to foster dialogue between local law enforcement and the communities they serve, especially those who feel disconnected or discriminated against.
At the event, community members will be able to see the Holbrook Police, Fire, Communications and DPW’s equipment along with MetroLEC equipment and the State Police’s Pink Cruiser. There will also be a K9 and drone demonstration and a car seat installation clinic.
Holbrook Police will be giving away bike helmets to kids in attendance and light refreshments and pizza will be available. Those interested in purchasing a Holbrook Police pink patch in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month can also do so at the event.
The event will focus on forming and growing valuable connections between law enforcement and the faith-based community. The event is free and open to people of all faiths.
About National Faith & Blue Weekend (NFBW)
The mission of National Faith and Blue Weekend, Oct. 8-11, is to facilitate safer and stronger communities by engaging law enforcement officers and local residents through the connections of houses of worship.
NFBW is an extension of the One Congregation One Precinct initiative (OneCOP), a program of MovementForward, Inc. which is a solutions-focused, human & civil rights organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The OneCOP initiative pairs officers at the beat or precinct level with local houses of worship. Similarly, NFBW is facilitated by law enforcement entities, faith-based organizations and the community.
NFBW organizers represent every major national law enforcement group and faith tradition in the United States. The effort is being co-convened by OneCOP and the USDOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to organize the most collaborative police-community engagement project in recent history.