22 Nov Police-Community Partnership Feeds 800 on Thanksgiving
One of our greatest strengths at Code 3 Association is our extensive network, particularly within the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Leveraging our connections with both community groups and local police, we help broker partnerships that encourage police-community engagement and help address community challenges. For example, during the Thanksgiving season, we introduced the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to the World Missions Extension Center, a community-based organization that provides educational training to help children, youth and economically deprived families living in inner-city communities become self-sufficient.
On November 19, these groups teamed up to provide meals for 800 needy individuals in some of the city’s most impoverished communities. Recipients included foster parents and children, homeless families and detention center inmates in each of the police department’s seven districts. Police officers were on hand to deliver meals to residents and were honored at a local rally for their bravery and commitment to serve. Partnerships such as these not only have far-reaching impact on those in need, but also improve local police perception and credibility.