Our local police will once again be supporting Wear It Purple Day on Friday August 26.
This event is an excellent opportunity for community engagement and crime prevention – specifically highlighting the prevention of homophobic and transphobic bullying and crime.
This year many of our LGBTI community may be experiencing a greater sense of insecurity and fear following the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida and in anticipation of increased negative attention and debate in the lead up to the proposed plebiscite on same sex marriage.
This year’s Wear it Purple is more significant than ever and we can play a vital role in supporting LGBTI community members in their right to be proud of who they are.
The day is a reminder that bullying and discrimination still exist, however it is also an opportunity to celebrate the growing culture of acceptance and understanding of sexuality and gender diverse people in the NSWPF and in the community.
Another tragic road death
As I write this, our police are heading to an accident in Moss Vale where someone has lost their life.
Again it appears that driver error has caused the death of a person on our local roads.
Once again, like almost every week, I urge everybody to take care on our roads.
Our police are out and about targeting traffic compliance and doing their best to make sure everyone gets from A to B in one piece.
Please take some responsibility and helps us keep your roads safe.
Finally, just a reminder that Rotary are looking for nominations of great police officers for their annual awards. Many members of the community will know just how hard our men and women work in this job, and a nomination would be a vote of thanks.
If you want to put someone up, go to www.sydneyrotary.com for more information.
Until next week...