Local law enforcement agencies wearing colors of support for victims of crime
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Members of the the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Police are wearing colors of support for victims of crime.
Dozens of staffers gathered in front of the Public Safety Building on Wednesday wearing either purple, teal, or dark blue.
Purple represents this week as National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, Teal is for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and dark blue signified Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month.
The two law enforcement agencies posed for a photo to help raise awareness of these victims and support their rights.
The hope is to send a message to victims that they are not alone and that help is available.
“The message really here today is just to bring awareness and just to remind the community that there is support for victims, that there are resources [available], that there are services available to victims [and] survivors of those violent crimes,” said PCSO Victim Specialist Teresa Kenrick.
Both departments also want the community to be aware, and if you see something suspicious, call the RCPD or the Sheriff’s Office.