Police departments nationwide are having to address the violence by and against their colleagues following a deadly week.

This country has seen - literally on video - the use of deadly force against a man in Baton Rouge and a man in Minnesota in consecutive days. Then on Thursday night, Dallas suffered the deadliest night for police officers since September 11, 2001 when five officers were ambushed and shot dead.

Tuscaloosa Chief of Police Steve Anderson sent out a message on Friday morning addressing the current climate of the country and his goal for the Tuscaloosa Police Department moving forward.

Here is the message as shared on Facebook:

Hopefully the community will rally around this message of unity.