The Badges of Honor Band performing on The Nine

The Detroit Police Department band has been playing for 45 years as the ambassadors of good will for the city. In honor of Police Week, the band played an original song on The Nine.

Led by Sgt. Mike Sanders (retired), the Badges Of Honor Band is delivering positive messages of community, self- esteem, goal setting and drug awareness to the city's younger generation through music.

The band was once known as the Blue Pigs and has been the official band of the department for 45 years that was started after the 1967 riots to reach out to the city.

On Monday, theh first day of Police Week, the band performed behind pictures of police officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Watch their song "Keep Your Faith in the Blue" above.