In support of the Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, the Greenwich Police officers and vehicles will be displaying and wearing the purple ribbons.
“These ribbons are to show our continued support to the cause and bring awareness to this national epidemic,” said Captain Mark Zuccerella on Thursday.
Domestic Violence is the most investigated violent crime in Greenwich, averaging between 250 and 300 reported incidents a year.
Zuccerella said unfortunately, many incidents still go unreported. One in three women and one in four men will be victims of domestic violence.
“All of us most likely know someone who is or has been a victim,” Zuccerella added.
Domestic Violence has traumatic effects on children and is considered an adverse childhood experience, leading to a variety of consequences, including health and substance abuse issues, risky behaviors and even suicide.
Service and support is free and confidential. For 24 hour support regarding Domestic Violence, please call Greenwich Police partners at the YWCA Domestic Abuse Services at 203-622-0003.
Greenwich Police officers all receive training in handling domestic violence incidents, and have a cadre of investigators who further help victims.
For more information on how the Greenwich Police Department investigates Domestic Violence incidents please visit their webpage, https://www.greenwichct.gov/383/Domestic-Violence-Unit