ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Local law enforcement is teaming up -- and they want your help.

There is an urgent need for blood in Tompkins County.

Police officers, firefighters, and officials from the sheriff's department will be at the YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County this Friday for an American Red Cross blood drive.

Sheriff Derek Osborne is encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to donate at the Battle of the Badges event, which takes place from noon to 6 p.m.

To help save lives in Tompkins County, you can register online.