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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“Purple Light Nights®” Partner City of Bowie Lights Up

(“Our headquarters looks pretty cool in purple and it’s for a good cause,” – Chief Nesky)

Upper Marlboro, MD… With its Police Headquarters bathed in purple light, the City of Bowie joined the Office of the Sheriff and other partners in this year’s “Purple Light Nights®” community campaign to raise awareness and a unified voice against domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

“This is a terrific reason to join forces with other law enforcement agencies and with advocates and service providers who assist victims of domestic violence every day,” said Bowie Police Chief John Nesky. “Raising awareness in the community has the potential to increase our chances of being preventive. We think our headquarters looks pretty cool in purple and it’s for a very good cause.”

“The partnership with Chief Nesky and the City of Bowie have helped us spread the message of “Purple Light Nights®” all over the county – that domestic violence has no place in our community.  We appreciate the city’s support and we look forward to working with them throughout the year,” said Sheriff Melvin C. High.  

The Office of the Sheriff launched “Purple Light Nights®” in Maryland in 2014, connecting Prince George’s County and the state with a list of cities and counties in over 30 states, and in Canada and 18 villages in Guam. The Purple Light Nights name and logo are approved Federal trademarks of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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The Remainder of the Domestic Violence Monthly Events


Wed.  - October 28th – Sheriff DVID Partnership Luncheon, Newton White Mansion 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sat. – October 31st - “Silent Tears No More Flyer” The 10th Annual                 Domestic & Sexual Violence Prayer Breakfast fundraiser – The Greenbelt Marriott doors open at 8:30 a.m.  
the event is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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