Methuen to Raise White Ribbon Flag Against Domestic Violence

Gov. Charlie Baker at last year’s White Ribbon Day ceremonies.

Methuen police are participating in the 10th annual White Ribbon Day Campaign and will raise a White Ribbon flag Wednesday morning.

White Ribbon Day is a statewide campaign sponsored by Jane Doe Inc. It asks men to raise their voices and be proud to make a personal and public commitment to promote respect, equality and non-violence, not only in their relationships but in every aspect of their life, according to statement from Mayor Stephen N. Zanni and Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon.

“It is our mission to stop domestic violence and keep our community safe by raising awareness through the White Ribbon Day Campaign,” Solomon said. “I am proud of our department for showing its support for such an important cause, and I hope the community will join us in this effort.”

Methuen police will host a White Ribbon Flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Methuen Police Headquarters, 90 Hampshire St., as a pledge to stand up against violence.

“We invite all men in our community to join us in becoming part of the fight to end gender-based violence and crimes against women,” Zanni said. “Through our participation and support for this worthwhile cause, we hope to continue to raise awareness about domestic violence.”

If you are a victim or know someone who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, call Methuen Police at 978-983-8698. If it is an emergency, dial 911. Lawrence YWCA domestic violence and sexual assault counselors are also available by calling 978-682-3039.

For more information about Methuen’s White Ribbon Day Campaign, contact Phil DeCologero at 978-983-8509.