The World Games Was a Success!

Not only did the World Games bring thousands of international athletes and guests to the Magic City, but it also gave Blue Watch an opportunity to thank the hundreds of officers that kept them safe.

During the games, Blue Watch provided care bags to nearly 300 officers, many who traveled from across the state to assist in the effort. Each bag contained snacks, personal care items and a copy of the book “Alive” written by J. Warner Wallace. Wallace, a retired Los Angeles Police cold-case homicide detective, examines Jesus’ resurrection applying the same methods used to examine the evidence as in a homicide case. 

A special thanks to volunteers from Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Shades Mountain Baptist Church for preparing the bags. Without you we could not have done it. 

Birmingham Sunrise Rotary

On July 26, Burke Swearingen had the honor of speaking to about 50 Rotarians at the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary weekly breakfast in the Harbert Center.

He shared the challenges officers and their families face and how the mission of Blue Watch is focused on helping by providing tools and resources to the law enforcement community.

Fall Training

Sponsored by First Guard and Southern Software

October 3 – 6

All Events are FREE!

Blue Watch in cooperation with Strong Blue Lines Seminars presents:

October 3rd

“Winning A Gunfight”

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Wiregrass Public Safety Training Center

Hosted by the Dothan Police Department

Lunch Provided

4 Hours APOST credit

Contact Andy Highes at 334-648-9370 or

To learn more or to register, visit the event page.

October 4th

“Moral Injury in Policing”

7:00 am – 10:00 am

Vestavia Hills Police Department

Breakfast Provided

Hosted by the Vestavia Hills Police Department

To register, contact: Sgt. Randall Jones or 205-978-0124

This session is for law enforcement chaplains or those that support this effort within their department.

To learn more or to register, visit the event page.

October 5th

“Winning A Gunfight”

Two Sessions:

Session 1: 8:00 am  – Noon

Session 2: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jefferson County Sheriffs Department

4 hours APOST credit

Hosted by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department

For more information, call 205-849-5246 or visit

To learn more, visit the event page.

October 6th

“Suicide is Not an Option”

Two Sessions:

Session 1: 8:00 am – Noon

Session 2: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Florence Police Department

4 hours APOST credit

Hosted by the Florence Police Department

To register and for any question, contact Mark J. Senf at or 256-760-6500

To learn more, visit the event page.

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 the book, please share with us your thoughts, good or bad, and we hope you will pass along 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.

Get Involved

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 to happen. The Lord greatly blessed us in 2021, 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

Support the Mission

Please prayerfully consider making Blue Watch part of your year-end giving. The faithful giving of many in the community has made all we’ve done possible. To continue the mission will require greater community support.

If you feel led to support, you can donate by:

  • Clicking the “Donate” button at the top of the page.
  • Making a check payable to Blue Watch and mail 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.