MERRIMAC —Chief Eric Shears invites community members to tour the Merrimac Police Department’s new station during an open house this weekend.
Sunday, Oct. 24, 12 to 4 p.m.
Merrimac Police Department, 2 Jana Way
The open house will be an opportunity for the community to view Merrimac Police’s new state-of-the-art facility. Department members will be available to give tours.
The event will feature coffee and hot chocolate provided by Kenoza Vending, as well as snacks from Five Daughters Catering.
“Welcoming the community and local organizations to our new station is something that we have wanted to do for a very long time,” Chief Shears said. “It is because of their support that we have such an amazing, modern place to call home. We invite residents to stop by on Sunday, take a tour and get to know our officers a little better.”
Numerous local organizations, including Somebody Cares New England, Merrimac Senior Center and more, will take part to connect the community to local resources. The open house also recognizes National Faith & Blue Weekend (NFBW); Riverside Church and Renaissance City Church will attend to help strengthen connections among the community, law enforcement and houses of worship.
Merrimac Police officially began operating out of the new station in August 2020, but were unable to welcome the public to an open house due to COVID-19 concerns.
About National Faith & Blue Weekend
The mission of National Faith and Blue Weekend, which was held Oct. 9-12, 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 of America. 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.