Birmingham police to participate in prayer walk in Gate City community

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371252163&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4097625&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371252163 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police is hitting the streets to show their presence.

On Saturday morning, Chief A. C. Roper of the Birmingham Police Department will join community and church leaders for the Prayer Force United Prayer Walk in the Gate City community.

By going door-to-door in troubled areas, they let the people know that they are on their side.

Police hope to make connections and that the people will be willing to share information with them that might be useful in the future.

The event will start at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer meeting at 6428 Madrid Avenue.

The walk will start at 10:30 a.m. immediately following the meeting.

Beatrice Bode contributed to this report.

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