Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff offered a prayer on behalf of the Houston Police Department as part of National Police Week events in the southeastern Texas city.

Speaking in front of the department’s downtown headquarters, Lazaroff, program director of Chabad of Houston, noted that the Torah provides for appointing officers to not just enforce the law, but to keep the peace as well.

His prayer included words for Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Police Chief Charles McClelland and all of those under his command. The rabbi, who also serves as program director for the Chabad-Lubavitch regional headquarters in Houston, also recalled the sacrifices of those who fell in the line of duty.