Erie County Sheriff’s Office Goes Pink and Purple With Their Vehicles
The Erie Count Sheriff's Office unveiled two new vehicle wraps to honor two different campaigns for the month of October. The purple vehicle is to raise awareness for Domestic Violence and the pink vehicle is for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Sheriff Tim Howard talk about the purple vehicle wrap,
“Although my office has witnessed a decrease in the number of domestic violence incidents in 2016, there remains too many times my Domestic Violence Deputies are called to a scene. I continue to stand up for victims of domestic violence by maintaining a zero-tolerance policy and mandatory arrest order for individuals who commit misdemeanors or higher."
The Sheriff's Office wants to also bring awareness of two programs:
Order of Protection Notification Program:
This allows domestic violence victims to register to be notified by phone, text message, or e-mail when a Family Court Order of Protection has been served. This service is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week and the Erie County Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Hotline - 716.858.7999.
Prisoner Release Notification Program (powered by VINE®):
This allows crime victims to register at www.vinelink.com or toll-free at 1-888-VINE-4-NY to be notified by phone or e-mail in the event of an offender’s release from jail or prison. This service is also available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
The pink wrap vehicle, the Sheriff's office says, is to "recognizes women battling breast cancer and the survivors of this deadly disease as well as remembers the victims of breast cancer" The vehicle was unveiled last year by Sheriff Tim Howard and his wife, who had just completed surgery and was continuing treatment for breast cancer.
It is estimated that 1-in-8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer.