#FaithAndPoliceTogether was born out of a conversation between Lee Russell, Debra Green OBE and Paul Blakey MBE (pictured above left and outside Number 10 - left to right Lee, Debra and Paul). Each had seen the enormous impact that faith based organisations could make within communities and Paul was challenged that there needed to be a collaboration between the different faith communities and the police to help develop ideas, networking, partnerships, working models, etc. Four months after that August 2016 lunch conversation in a coffee shop on the outskirts of Manchester they had lunch again (this time a sandwich in Westminster tube station to avoid torrential rain) before a very positive meeting with the faith advisor for the then Prime Minister in Number 10 Downing Street followed by another positive meeting in the Houses of Parliament with MP Holly Lynch. A launch reception was booked in the diary for the following year in the Houses of Parliament - sadly delayed due to a snap general election! Eventually a launch reception was held in April 2018 and was represented by six faith groups, various faith based organisations and police at all levels. Our website unfolds the #FaithAndPoliceTogether story.