In October, you may notice something a little different with our Goodyear Police Department – the Operations Building will be lit purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the patrol vehicles will feature a bright pink ribbon in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The goal of these colorful displays is to raise awareness about important issues and spark conversation with officers and the members of the public. Domestic violence is a serious crime that has significant negative impacts on individuals in our community; and breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. It is imperative that the city and the police department stand united with residents in the fight to end domestic violence and breast cancer.
This effort is also significant because effective policing is not just about responding to crime, it requires proactive community engagement to create meaningful relationships and connections with the people we serve. The Police Department’s participation in these awareness campaigns demonstrates support, understanding, and empathy for residents; and I am proud of the department’s work to connect with our neighbors on a more personal level.
Participation in Domestic Violence Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness month activities are just two of many examples of the department’s efforts to enhance the quality of life in Goodyear. To learn more about domestic violence visit thehotline.org To learn more about breast cancer awareness visit, nationalbreastcancer.org