Communities are stronger and safer when residents and law enforcement professionals can relate as ordinary people with shared values, hopes, and dreams. The partners who are a part of National Faith & Blue Weekend believe we can find ways to work together around our many commonalities instead of being divided by our differences.
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 houses of worship.
Working together, the paired officer and faith leader address mutually held biases and increase familiarity. OneCOP has launched in a number of cities, and yet the need for this type of collaboration is apparent in every community. With 65 million Americans attending a house of worship each week, there is a tremendous opportunity to engage the public at large. National Faith & Blue Weekend was conceived as the way to open OneCOP to everyone.
National Faith & Blue Weekend is made up of people dedicated to mutual understanding and collaboration. It is organized jointly by the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and MovementForward, Inc.'s OneCOP initiative and sponsored by FirstNet Built with AT&T along with the Motorola Solutions Foundation and Wrap Technologies.
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association | Washington, D.C.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association exclusively representing federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA provides a legislative voice for the federal law enforcement community and is frequently called upon to provide testimony at congressional hearings. FLEOA also monitors legislative issues that may impact federal law enforcement officers and encourages its membership to contact their elected officials to express their concerns.
Fraternal Order of Police | Nashville, Tennessee
The Fraternal Order of Police is a fraternal organization consisting of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. They are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement and employee representation. The order also sponsors charities such as Easter Seals, Special Olympics, memorials for fallen officers and support programs for spouses and family members of police officers.
Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association | Washington, D.C.
The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association is the oldest and largest association in the U.S. of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels in the United States and Puerto Rico.
International Association of Chiefs of Police | Alexandria, Virginia
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the association has been serving communities worldwide by speaking out on behalf of law enforcement and advancing leadership and professionalism in policing worldwide.
International Brotherhood of Police Officers | Quincy, Massachusetts
The International Brotherhood of Police Officers is a union who employs a staff of full-time labor attorneys whose only job is to work with and help members resolve work-related issues. IBOP provides legal services to members on work-related issues, including arbitration hearings, disciplinary hearings and civil rights lawsuits. A dedicated legislative team works to safeguard and protect jobs and bargains the rights of citizens.
International Conference of Police Chaplains | Destin, Florida
The International Conference of Police Chaplains is an ecumenical, interfaith and interdenominational organization consisting of approximately 2,300 members worldwide. The members are clergy and police officers who are committed to caring for those within the law enforcement family in any way they are able. The ICPC mission of "serving all law enforcement chaplains and developing professional chaplains through dynamic education and support" is accomplished through training held both regionally and internationally.
Major Cities Chiefs Association
The MCCA provides a unique forum for urban chiefs, sheriffs and other law enforcement executives to share ideas, experiences and strategies. MCCA provides a collaborative forum for the advancement of public safety through innovation, research, policy development, government engagement, community outreach, and leadership development.
Major County Sheriffs of America | Alexandria, Virginia
The Major County Sheriffs of America is a professional law enforcement association of the largest elected sheriffs' offices representing counties or parishes with populations of 500,000 or more. MCSA is dedicated to preserving the highest integrity in law enforcement and the elected Office of the Sheriff.
National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys | Washington, D.C.
The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA) is the voice of Assistant United States Attorneys in the Department of Justice and Congress helping safeguard justice and promoting the interests of AUSAs. NAAUSA was founded in 1992 to protect, promote, foster and advance the mission of AUSAs and their responsibilities in promoting and preserving the Constitution of the United States.
National Association of Police Organizations | Alexandria, Virginia
The National Association of Police Organizations is a coalition of police unions and associations from across the United States and was organized for the purpose of advancing the interests of America's law enforcement officers through legislative advocacy, political action and education.
National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives | Lenexa, Kansas
The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executive’s goal is to promote the profession of law enforcement to women and support women who are in the field through training and mentoring.
National Black Police Association | Washington, D.C.
The National Black Police Association is a national organization comprised of sub-regional African American Police Associations who are dedicated to promoting justice, fairness and effectiveness in law enforcement. The core focus of NBPA centers upon law enforcement issues, with a strong emphasis on the effects of these issues on the community.
National District Attorneys Association | Alexandria, Virginia
The National District Attorneys Association is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit membership association that provides training, technical assistance and services to prosecutors around the country in support of the prosecution profession.Their mission is to be the voice of America’s prosecutors and to support efforts to protect the rights and safety of the people by providing its members with the knowledge, skills and support they need to ensure justice is attained,
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund | Washington, D.C.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
National Narcotics Officers’ Association Coalition | Washington, D.C.
Since the beginning of the drug epidemic in the 1960s, law enforcement officers in many states have formed statewide narcotic officer associations. Most of these associations are involved in providing drug enforcement training for law enforcement officers and drug resistance education to the public. Additionally, most associations worked closely with their own state legislatures and criminal justice policy organizations to develop strong drug laws and policies. These associations have been responsible for enhancing the professionalism of narcotic enforcement.
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives | Alexandria, Virginia
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives is a membership group of primarily black law enforcement CEOs and command-level officials in local, state, county and federal government. NOBLE members are engaged in various community activities, whether it be food or clothing drives, presenting the Law and Your Community, reading to children, awarding scholarships or talking with young people about safety — be it traffic safety, gun safety, internet safety, bullying or HIV/AIDS prevention.
National Police Foundation | Arlington, Virginia
The National Police Foundation is an organization dedicated to improving policing through innovation and science. The Foundation conducts its work and provides services that are independent of partisan, corporate or member views and only influenced by science, facts and data, which makes it unique under most law enforcement organizations and associations.
National Sheriffs’ Association | Alexandria, Virginia
The National Sheriffs' Association is dedicated to serving the Office of Sheriff and its affiliates through law enforcement education and training and through the provision of general law enforcement informational resources. The Association represents thousands of sheriffs, deputies and other law enforcement, public safety professionals and concerned citizens nationwide.
Police Executive Research Forum | Washington, D.C.
The Police Executive Research Forum is an independent research organization that focuses on critical issues in policing. PERF has identified best practices on fundamental issues such as reducing police use of force, developing community policing and problem-oriented policing, using technologies to deliver police services to the community and evaluating crime reduction strategies.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security | Washington, D.C.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation. With honor and integrity, DHS ensures the American people, our homeland, and our values are protected. As an agency comprised of over 240,000 employees fulfilling a wide mission from border security to cybersecurity, the goal of DHS is clear – keeping America safe.
USDOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance | Washington, D.C.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance provides leadership and assistance to local criminal justice programs that improve and reinforce the nation's criminal justice system. The Bureau's goals are to reduce and prevent crime, violence and drug abuse and to improve the way in which the criminal justice system functions.
USDOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services | Washington, D.C.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.
USDOJ Office of Justice Programs | Washington, D.C.
The Office of Justice Programs is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that focuses on crime prevention through research and development as well as assistance to state, local and tribal criminal justice agencies, including law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice, through grants and assistance to crime victims.
Secure Community Network | Chicago, Illinois
The Secure Community Network (SCN) is the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004, under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community.
Co-Chair, National Faith & Blue Weekend and COO, MovementForward, Inc.
Co-Chair, National Faith & Blue Weekend and Senior Advisor, USDOJ COPS Office
Managing Director, National Faith & Blue Weekend and Chief Communications and Strategic Partnerships Officer, MovementForward, Inc.
Ryan Yarrell, J.D.
Deputy Managing Director, National Faith & Blue Weekend and Managing Director, MovementForward, Inc. - Indianapolis