HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut State Police are driving around with purple magnetic ribbons on their cruisers to raise awareness about domestic violence.
The ribbons will be on all marked cruisers this month, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The magnets say “CSP Cares” and list a national domestic violence hot line number, (800) 799-SAFE.READ MORE: Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument Unveiled In Rockland County
“The Connecticut State Police would like to let people know that they support victims of domestic violence, do what they can to assist victims of domestic violence, give information to stop domestic violence,” Connecticut State Police public information officer Trooper Kelly Grant told WCBS 880.
Troopers responded to nearly 1,400 domestic violence calls in the fiscal year that ended June 30. State police said that in more than half those calls, an intimate partner was determined to be at a heightened risk of harm.READ MORE: Boppy Company Baby Loungers Recalled After 8 Infant Deaths
Most victims called a domestic violence hot line, after troopers gave them information about it.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement that police across the state continue to work to improve their response to domestic violence.MORE NEWS: Met Season To Open With First-Ever Opera By Black Composer
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