LAST November, Essex Police proudly became a White Ribbon Accredited organisation and on Thursday 13 April, we mounted the plaque for all to see at the Chief’s House at Headquarters.
White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, especially men and boys, to take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence individually and collectively. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.
Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan, who is also our Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) lead, said:
Having the plaque is just the start of our commitment, a framed reminder of what the force will promise to do, and a recognition that there’s still a long way to go in eliminating violence against women and girls across the county and ensuring a safer place to live for all.
Our Violence Against Women and Girls strategy sets out our priorities to relentlessly pursue perpetrators with a focus on high harm offenders, improving trust and confidence in policing through addressing culture and behaviours as well as working with partners to create safer spaces in Essex.