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BlueBridge Alliance Deploys Community Outreach Program
Program Provides Resources and Assistance for Local Law Enforcement
BlueBridge Alliance provides the backing and puts information at the officers' fingertips in regard to what assets are available to strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement.
The local law enforcement that have adopted the program include:
● Kent Police Department
● Kirkland Police Department
● Moses Lake Police Department
● Pullman Police Department
● Suquamish Tribal Police Department
● Wenatchee Valley (Including City of Wenatchee Police Department and the City of East Wenatchee Police Department)
The catalyst to create the non-profit came from a police incident in 2011. A San Diego Police Officer patrolling an underserved community was recorded by surveillance video at a fast-food restaurant buying food for a young neighborhood boy he had never before met. Minutes later, the officer was mortally wounded in an unprovoked attack by an assassin who had no apparent motive other than his desire to kill a police officer.
Through this BlueBridge turn-key program, each law enforcement entity gets a seed money grant to distribute at the grassroots community officer level when he/she is in the field over three-months. The goal is to have each agency establish an ongoing program within each municipality and become self-sufficient via local and community donations. They also serve as a clearinghouse for national and state funding, as well as for grants from private endowments.
The needs Bluebridge Alliance wants to fulfill include:
More information or interested law enforcement agencies or police foundations visit https://bluebridgealliance.org/