HOLBROOK — Chief William Smith invites community members to join the Holbrook Police Department at its upcoming National Faith and Blue Weekend Touch-A-Truck event.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 12-4 p.m.
Sumner Field, 65 South Franklin St.
The Holbrook Police Department and local houses of worship have joined together to host a Touch-A-Truck event in observation of National Faith & Blue Weekend.
The event is part of the nationwide Faith & Blue initiative taking place Oct. 7-10 this year, which is designed to facilitate safer and stronger communities by engaging law enforcement officers and local residents through the connections of faith-based organizations.
At the event, community members will be able to see a K-9 demonstration and drone demonstration, and the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing will land. Also at the event will be the Massachusetts State Police Mounted Unit, various equipment and vehicles, the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Command Center, a BearCat vehicle, and a monster truck.
A bounce house and kids crafts will be available, along with free pizza. Car seat installation and inspection services also will be available to families.
The Holbrook Police Department will have pink patches, autism awareness patches, and K-9 sweatshirts available for a donation. All proceeds will go to local cancer support organization Marisa’s Mission, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, and the Department’s donation-based K-9 fund for K-9 Jan and comfort dog Blue, respectively.
The event is free to attend and open to all.
About National Faith & Blue Weekend (NFBW)
Faith & Blue was inaugurated in 2020 by MovementForward, Inc., working with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) at the U.S. Department of Justice. National Faith & Blue Weekend is an extension of the One Congregation One Precinct initiative (OneCOP), a program of MovementForward, Inc., which is a bridge-building, solutions-focused human and civil rights organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The OneCOP initiative pairs together officers at the beat or precinct level with local faith-based organizations.
During the 2021 Faith & Blue weekend, 2,000-plus engagements were held in communities across the country.