October is not only breast cancer awareness month, but also the month designated to bring attention to Domestic Violence. Our Officers and Civilian Staff will represent the colors pink and purple throughout the month of October, in an effort to help raise awareness.
For the month of October, the department has authorized both sworn and non-sworn employees to wear something pink on their uniform or clothing as a unified demonstration of support for those battling different forms of cancer. This will include allowing staff to highlight a small portion of their hair in the color pink.
Domestic violence takes place in our nation every minute of every day, occurring just about every 15 seconds. Most people do not realize just how real domestic violence is and how many lives are affected by it as most of these cases remain behind closed doors. Domestic Violence Awareness Month was introduced, to not only educate and raise awareness, but to bring the support and strength that domestic violence victims need.
Members of the Corpus Christi Police Department will be seen wearing purple attire throughout the month to symbolically bring awareness to Domestic Violence.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please speak up. Our Family Violence Unit can be reached at (361) 886-2670.