Shield a Badge Program

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The goal of the program is to involve all of the community in a common commitment. This is to be a daily prayer for the SAFETY, GOOD JUDGEMENT, and A SAFE RETURN HOME for each officer. Thus the name "Shield a Badge". This is an opportunity to show support and help for our officers.


Bernadette and Peter Henz Jr. were the founders of "Shield a Badge with a Prayer" program in 1988. In 1983, one of her fours sons became a Police Officer for the Arlington Police Department. Mrs. Henz found herself praying daily for his safety, good judgement, and a safe return home. The daily prayers for his safety slowly were joined in by close friends and by her church prayer group. When two of her other sons became officers, Mrs. Henz realized all officers need prayers of safety and thus the idea of "Shield a Badge" was formed.


​The "Shield a Badge" program was first started for the officers of the Arlington Police Department, and since then has spread to other Police Departments. Currently, there are "Shield a Badge" programs in many departments across the United States and in Canada. Contact Shield a Badge if you are interested in getting involved at


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