Jeff Humphrey, Media Content Coordinator, 509.625.6308
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Incidents of domestic violence are one of the Spokane police department’s number one calls for service.
Even though it’s also one of the most dangerous call police respond to, officers are committed to protecting victims and getting them the resources they need to heal and escape the cycle of violence.
October is Domestic Violence Action Month and “that’s why our officers are wearing these purple wristbands this month to show the public we won’t tolerate domestic violence,” Assistant Police Chief Justin Lundgren explained.
The purple wristbands are a small part of the department’s long standing commitment to stopping domestic violence.
“With the help of our partners at the YWCA, a special team of officers, sheriff’s deputies and prosecutors are all working together to support domestic violence victims, protect them from further harm and convict their abusers in court,” Lundgren said.
“We are taking the proceeds from the sales of these wristbands to our staff and donating them to the YWCA so advocates can continue their work housing and empowering victims,” Lundgren pledged.
The assistant chief also invited the public to make donations to the Spokane YWCA by visiting ywcaspokane.org.
“You can join us and show your support for domestic violence action month by wearing purple, especially on ‘Wear Purple Thursdays.’ Help ‘End the Silence’ and work with local law enforcement to prevent intimate partner violence in the future,” said Lundgren.