Police support White Ribbon Day
TWEED Police wore white ribbons yesterday to display their commitment to ending violence against women.
International White Ribbon Day draws public awareness to the issue of domestic violence, and Tweed Police domestic violence liaison officer Louise Crossan said awareness is certainly needed in the Tweed area.
“We’re pretty up there in regards to other areas of the state,” Senior Constable Crossan said.
“We’re in the top 20 for AVOs being taken out.”
Snr Cnst Crossan said many of the area’s incidents go unreported.
“We believe there are a lot of women living in fear,” she said.
“It just breaks my heart when you see these little kids that are the victims, because they don’t have a choice in the matter.
“They’re just victims of the circumstances.”
Snr Cnst Crossan said it is important people are aware of what services there are to help them escape a bad relationship.
Tweed Heads Police are tomorrow hosting a White Tie Charity Ball to raise money for White Ribbon Day and the Tweed Domestic Violence Integrated Response Committee.
Snr Cnst Crossan and other domestic violence liaison officers can be contacted at the Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999.