SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Faith & Blue Initiative was launched to facilitate safer, stronger and more just and unified communities by directly enabling local partnerships among law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses, and community groups through the connections of local faith-based organizations.
In its inaugural year in 2020, Faith & Blue made history by bringing together law enforcement officers with tens of thousands of community residents at over 1,000 plus activities in 43 states. These activities included forums, social activities, and community service projects, all intended to advocate for justice, ease tensions, build relationships, reduce crime, and improve public safety. Faith & Blue is a simple but powerful way to create strong connections between law enforcement and the community.
Last year, Sweetwater County hosted a multi-agency food bank food drive, partnered with many houses
of worship with great success.
For the Faith & Blue event this year, which take place from October 8-11, the Rock Springs Police Department, Green River Police Department, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Sweetwater Combined Communications Center along with many local houses of worship and businesses are partnering to host, Faith & Blue – A Community Conversation, on Sunday, October 10 from 3-7 p.m. with a casual dinner being provided from 4-6 p.m., first come first serve. The event will be held at the Sweetwater Events
Complex in Rock Springs.
The group will be accepting non-perishable food and pet food items to donate to the local food banks, everyone who donates will receive a ticket for a door prize. Before dinner, a short ceremony with the presentation of the colors will take place. Speakers from the different agencies and congregations will also address attendees prior to dinner.
The goal of this event is to bring law enforcement closer to the community by bridging the gap through our aw enforcement agencies, local schools, businesses, and houses of worship.