On beat for domestic violence
TWEED police will be swapping their blue hats and holsters for white ties and tuxes next month.
The officers will be attending the Tweed Heads Police White Tie Charity Ball and are inviting the community to come too.
Senior Constable Louise Crossan said the evening on November 27 will raise money and awareness to eliminate domestic violence against women.
“White Ribbon Day is an international charity, but some of our money will go to the local Tweed Domestic Violence Integrated Response Committee,” she said.
Snr Cnst Crossan has been with Tweed/Byron Police for many years, but has just recently moved into the role of domestic violence liaison officer.
“I just see there are so many things we could be doing to improve domestic violence,” Snr Cnst Crossan said. “It just breaks my heart when you see these little kids that are the victims.
“They're just victims of the circumstances because they don't have a chance to leave.”
Snr Cnst Crossan encouraged the public to attend the ball to help spread awareness and increase the reporting of domestic violence.
“This area is pretty up there in regards to other areas of the state,” she said.
“We believe there are a lot of women living in fear and there are services to help them.”
The formal ball will be at Twin Towns Services Club on November 27 at 7.30pm (NSW time).