Hume Police District officers will stride out in purple this Friday to show support for LGBTQIA plus youth.
August 28 is Wear It Purple day. The day aims to celebrate, advocate and champion youth in the rainbow community.
Police have urged residents to celebrate with them by decorating the Goulburn Police Station in a flourish of purple. People can visit the station and write a message of support. The messages will be put on display from August 28.
LGBTIQ liason officer Inspector Alison Brennan said the aim of the day was to raise awareness for the Wear It Purple organisation.
"It's a great organisation that advocates and supports rainbow youth," she said.
The Inspector said this was particularly important in regional areas.
With COVID-19 and the inability to hold an event, the walls of the Goulburn station have been covered with purple.
Inspector Brennan said the aim was to make the station "visibly purple".
As the LGBTIQ liaison officer Inspector Brennan assists police with incidents related to sexuality or gender identity.
Officer in charge of Goulburn Police Station Inspector Matthew Hinton encouraged people from the community to show their support.
"It doesn't matter what part of the community you come from, if you come to the station you'll be treated the same [as everyone else]," he said.
Wear It Purple will celebrate 10 years this month.
Visit www.wearitpurple.org for more information or contact Inspector Alison Brennan at the Goulburn Police Station on 4824 0799.