ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Unity in the Community, Support the Police Rally took place in Wisner park this afternoon.  The effort was sponsored by Dr. Stephen Coleman and Chemung County Sheriff Bill Schrom.

Law enforcement officers from several southern tier departments spoke out about the importance of police work, and the impact it has in the community.  Dozens of people came out to show their support for police, despite the rainy weather conditions.

Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell summed up his thoughts on an event like this.

"We need to support our men and women in uniform. They keep order in our community, and they keep us safe. We need you, as part of our community, to help them as well," said Mayor Mandell.

This was a part of Faith and Blue weekend, the 5th annual one in the area.  Faith and Blue weekend runs until this Monday, October 9th.