October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Mount Pleasant Police
Department is standing with domestic violence survivors to shed light on this epidemic. With
the creation of our Victim Advocate unit in 1996, we have been reaching out to victims even
when physical violence has not occurred. Once a report has been taken where domestic
violence is alleged, our advocates reach out to victims to offer support and guidance. Our
advocates walk victims through the process of going to bond court, obtaining orders of
protection, securing alternative places to stay, court orientation and so much more.
In an effort to reach those victims that may not know where to turn, the Mount Pleasant Police
Department decided to produce a public service announcement that may offer guidance to those
in a difficult situations. “We recognize that there is a need to reach those victims who have yet to
call our police department for help,” says Inspector Chip Googe. “There are victims out there
right now who are scared and do not know how to get help. This PSA was produced to let those
victims know that they are not alone.”
Our PSA has been approved to play at the Palmetto Grande and will start October 3rd with the
premiere of the movie Gone Girl. It will also appear throughout the police department’s social
media sites to include Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
For more information please contact Inspector Chip Googe at firstname.lastname@example.org.