This article originally written and published by Senior Constable Jo Arthur on  on the My Police Moreton website. Photography by MyPolice Moreton.

On Friday, October 20, Moreton officers, domestic and family violence (DFV) support services and members of the community, united for the annual “Say No to Violence” march.

Over 300 people marched along Redcliffe Parade from the jetty to the Redcliffe amphitheatre to raise awareness about DFV.

In the last 12 months, police have commenced criminal proceedings against more than 7,000 people for over 16,000 DFV related criminal offences including homicide, rape and sexual assault, grievous bodily harm, unlawful wounding and strangulation.

Police have also commenced proceedings against 15,500 people for over 37,000 breaches of DFV protection orders.

This year Acting Assistant Commissioner John Hallam addressed the crowd, urging people to report DFV when they see it.

“Police cannot tackle domestic and family violence alone,” said Acting Assistant Commissioner Hallam.

“We must be united in our stance against domestic and family violence, and strive for a society is free of violence.”

The Moreton District Police work closely with community agencies and non-government organisations to ensure a holistic, victim centre approach to DFV.

“Whilst these partnerships have an impact on reducing harm in our community, the most significant changes comes by showing respect to one another and and by calling out disrespectful and abusive behaviour,” said Acting Assistant Commissioner Hallam.

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their relationships.

Did you know that your old phone could save a life?

DV Safe Phone collect, repurpose and gift mobile phones to victims of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV).

You can donate your old phones at stations located in Caboolture, Mango Hill North Lakes, Burpengary and Deception Bay.

It is important that you prepare your phone correctly before donating, to find out more visit DV Safe Phone.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, you should report it to police.

Support and counselling is available from the following agencies:

More information is also available from the Queensland Government Domestic and Family Violence portal.

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