Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics
Since then, each year in May, officers from across the U.S. hold their own events. Alabama held their run May 17-20, with officers crisscrossing the state from Huntsville to Troy.
Blue Watch was there to help support officers who gave of their time to participate by providing cooling towels for nearly 200 officers who ran in the event. Community Service is one of Blue Watch’s four core strategies that we believe are important to have a clear mind and a whole heart. Because of this it is only fitting that we partner with such a worthy cause as this.
Check It Out! Hot off the Press! “Confession of a Christian Fraud”
Hot off the press, “Confession of a Christian Fraud”, written by Ohio police officer Chad Campese, is a great story about his journey of faith. No matter where you are in your journey there is something in this story for you.
Check out what Chad has to say.
“Police officers hold a unique view of humanity. The people and experiences we encounter everyday sit in stark contrast to a world planned, cared for, and loved by a supposed good Father.”
“I was a fraud. As my life crumbled, I hid behind a mask. I was a man. I was good, never better. God is good! I got this. But I didn’t…”
“Law Enforcement almost killed my marriage, my faith, and my life. I felt alone. Like I was the only one. I was a wreck. Where did I go wrong? What was I missing? Had God left me behind? Did He even care? Why was He silent?”
“Was He there at all?”
“Law Enforcement, the one profession that plans for and protects everything, except our own mind, so we kill ourselves from the inside out, slowly…”
“Policing almost destroyed everything. Until He revealed three final words. They were my last hope. They changed everything. You can say them too. Mean them. Freedom and Peace will follow. Because they have to. Because He promised…Because being a cop is not who you are, it’s what you do, even though the lines blur as we go on.”
“I’ve been there. I’ve done that. Working as an officer for twenty years has taken its toll, but it’s also given me a story. It’s a story I hope will be used for healing, redemption, and God’s glory. It’s a story I’m sure other officers, especially those of faith, can relate to. Can I get a few minutes of your time?”
Winning A Gunfight
Blue Watch is concerned with both the physical and emotional survival of officers. Because we not only want them to survive, we want them to win, anytime a law enforcement officer is involved in a gun battle we send copies of “Winning a Gunfight.” This is part of our ongoing outreach and a way to minister to those on the front lines.
On May 5, officers from Albertville PD and Marshall County SO encountered an armed gunman when they responded to a domestic call. After repeated attempts to get the suspect to drop, the gunman refused.
Blue Watch sent copies of “Winning A Gunfight” to both Albertville Police and Marshall County SO.
Strategic Leadership Series
“Increasing Your Effectiveness in Law Enforcement”
Hosted by the Ashland Police Department
8 Hours APOST Credits Awarded
Less than 10 seats remain available
Registration deadline is June 21
For more information or to register, visit the event page.
October 3rd and 5th
“Winning a Gunfight”
Hosted by Blue Watch and Strong Blue Line Seminars
October 3rd – Dothan
October 5th – Birmingham
Registration to open early August
Stay tuned for more details.
Order Your Book Today
Blue Watch wants officers to have a clear mind and a whole heart. On our website we offer resources that we believe will help them. Currently we offer the following books:
- “Winning A Gunfight…securing victory ethically, mentally and tactfully in a gunfight”: There is much more to winning a gunfight than just physically surviving. Most who are in gunfights survive but may not win. Learn the difference and how you can survive and win.
- “Suicide Is Not an Option”: Each year 2.5-3 times more officers take their own life than are murdered in the line of duty. Despite the efforts of many, the suicide rate amongst law enforcement officers continues to rise. Retired police sergeant and author, Tim Rupp explores the spiritual aspects and argues there is meaning to life beyond the individual.
- “Courageous Living Bible Study”: This is a four-session bible Study designed to challenge you to live courageously for the sake of your family. Based upon the movie “Courageous” session topics include fighting for your family, valuing what matters most, impacting future generations and standing for Christ.
To order your FREE book, visit our Book Giveaway page and let us know which book you would like!
Once you have read it, please share with us your thoughts, good or bad, and we hope you will pass the book to a fellow officer.
We Want to Hear From You!
Blue Watch is here to serve the law enforcement community and its families. We want to hear from you because we want to offer services that you need. The people of Alabama support their officers and they stand ready to help.
There are many ways to support the Blue Watch mission:
- Pray – we need prayer warriors who will pray for us on an ongoing basis and at special events.
- Volunteer – we are in need of people who will help manage our website, social media and other aspects of the ministry. If the mission of Blue Watch is of interest to you and you have a skillset to offer, consider Blue Watch.
- Donate – it takes money to make all of this happen. The Lord greatly blessed us in 2020, but to continue our progress will require increased giving. You can give online or by check.
If any of these are of interest to you, please email us at email@example.com.
Support the Mission
Please prayerfully consider making a financial contribution to Blue Watch. It is through the faithful giving of many across the state that has made all we have done possible, and to continue the mission, will require greater community support.
If you feel led to support, you can donate by visiting our website and clicking the “Donate” button or by making a check payable to Blue Watch and mailing to 2620 Swiss Lane, Birmingham, AL 35226.
Blue Watch is a 501c(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.
The mission of Blue Watch is to help officers and their families experience the relevance and benefits of God in their lives.