PRESCOTT POLICE FOUNDATION HONORS WOMEN IN AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT
by DEBORA BLACK, CHIEF OF POLICE, PRESCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Prescott Police Foundation is hosting the first “Celebrating Women in Yavapai County Law Enforcement” luncheon on Oct. 17.
The event was created to highlight the positive impact women in the law enforcement profession have within our community. Approximately 11 percent of peace officers nationwide are female, and in Yavapai County that number is lower.
As such, the Prescott Police Foundation is seeking to honor not only women occupying sworn positions in Yavapai County agencies, but also those who are professional staff.
Since the luncheon coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds from the event will support Prescott Police Department’s Pink Patch Project.
During the month of October, members of the Prescott Police Department will be wearing pink patches on their uniforms. The Pink Patch Program is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.
This collaborative effort between the Prescott Police Foundation and the men and women of the Prescott Police Department will raise money to be donated to the Breast Care Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, as well as to the Prescott Police Foundation.
The Prescott Police Department is proud to join only a handful of law enforcement agencies in Arizona who have agreed they are “tough enough to wear pink” to bring attention to this important health issue.
The unique pink patches will be available for sale to the public at the Prescott Police Department, gift shops at Yavapai Regional Medical Center and at various other locations throughout the community during the month of October.
In addition to the vibrant pink patches, the Prescott Police Department has partnered with regional and state-based organizations to outfit one of its marked police vehicles with pink decals.
The vehicle will be used to bring attention to the Pink Patch Project and to encourage members of our community to be checked routinely for breast cancer and to remind those they love to be tested as well.
The Prescott Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3), which was created to educate the community and support the charitable needs of the Prescott Police Department.
Information about the foundation, including how to become a member, can be found at the Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina St., Prescott, or by contacting foundation President Michael Broggie at (928) 778-1850.