5 native legislation enforcement businesses gathered at Cascades Park on Wednesday to unite forces in opposition to home violence.
The Tallahassee Police Division, Leon County Sheriffs Workplace and the three school campus police departments unveiled wraps on the hoods of their legislation enforcement autos with the phrases, “Finish the Silence on Home Violence.”
“9 out of each 10 sexual assault instances labored in Leon County over the past yr, the sufferer knew the perpetrator,” stated Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil. “That’s staggering.”
A telephone quantity for the Home Violence Coordinating Council, 1-800-500-1119, is featured on the bottom of the hood on every automobile.
When you or somebody you understand wants assist, search help from a neighborhood legislation enforcement workplace or the Refuge Home at 850-681-2111 or the DVCC.
A lighting ceremony on the steps of the Capitol will happen at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The constructing might be lit purple for per week to kickstart Home Violence Consciousness month.
County Commissioner Chairman Rick Minor and Metropolis Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox are anticipated to talk on the occasion.
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