The Shelter for Abused Women & Children announced today (09/27/12) that the Marco Island Police Department, Naples Police Department and Collier County Sheriff’s Office are joining in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month efforts this October by displaying purple “End Domestic Violence” ribbon magnets on their patrol cars.
According to The Shelter’s Director of Programs, Lisa Fasanella, “The ribbon magnets are more than a show of solidarity in our collaborative efforts to ‘end the violence.’ They raise awareness about this social epidemic and provide our web address and hotline number for those in need.”
The Shelter provided nearly 1,000 magnets to local law enforcement agencies including the Marco Island Police Department.
The magnet initiative is part of The Shelter’s 2012 National Domestic Violence Initiative taking place this October.
The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987 with the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation being passed by the U.S. Congress in 1989. This legislation has passed every year since.
To learn more about The Shelter’s 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign, call 239.775.3862.
For information on The Shelter’s life-transforming programs and services, please call 239.775.3862, or visit www.naplesshelter.org.
To report Domestic Violence please call 911 in an emergency situation or for more information please utilize the Marco Island Police Department’s Non-Emergency line: (239) 389-5050.
Assistant Chief David Baer
Marco Island Police Department
51 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 389-5050 Department Non-Emergency