Inaugural “Faith & Blue” event scheduled for this Saturday in Lansing

The Lansing/New Albin Police Department will be hosting an inaugural Faith & Blue event this Saturday, October 8 at the Lansing City Park on South Front Street. The event is being held as part of the National Faith & Blue Weekend taking place across the United States this weekend, October 7-10, and will feature a picnic lunch and live musical entertainment from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday. A free will donation will be accepted, and all proceeds from the event will be divided equally between L.I.F.T (Lansing Iowa Food Trust) and The Way Station in New Albin.

Faith & Blue was launched to facilitate safer, stronger, 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. At the heart of this initiative is the reinforcement of connections between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve through the reach of houses of worship, with the idea that there is no resource that can match the depth of the faith community in facilitating productive engagement with law enforcement.

The foundation of the Faith & Blue initiative is the premise that communities are stronger and safer when residents and law enforcement professionals can relate as ordinary people with shared values, hopes and dreams. More information can be found at