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Mesa Police, churches launch essay contest

Mesa Police, churches launch essay contest
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The Mesa Police Department has launched an essay contest to mark National Faith & Blue Weekend Oct. 9-12.

The purpose of the weekend is to build “safer, stronger, more just and unified communities by directly facilitating collaborations between law enforcement officers and local residents through the connections of houses of worship.”

Mesa Police’s essay contest is open to all high school juniors and seniors attending a school in the city.

One winner will be chosen from each division –(Central, Fiesta, Red Mountain, Superstition – by a committee comprising local faith leaders, community members, Mesa PD law enforcement officials and/or professional staff.

The essay must focus on this question: What would you do to bridge the gap between the local community and law enforcement?

Essays must be between 500 – 650 words and the deadline is Sept. 27.

Three finalists from each division will be announced on Oct. 5 and the four winners will be named Oct. 12.

Essays can be emailed to with the subject “Faith & Blue Weekend Essay Contest” or mailed to PO Box 1466 Mesa, AZ 85211, Attention Community Engagement – F&BW Essay Contest.

Submissions should include the author’s name, phone number, email address, school name, school address and grade.

Prizes are still to be determined. ′

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