On Oct. 5, members of the Evanston Police Department participated in an event called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The event was in support of the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault which provides services to those affected by sexual assault and sexual abuse.
Approximately 80 people participated in the mile-long walk along the lakefront in Centennial Park. Many of the male participants wore red high heeled shoes to help show support and raise awareness.
Chief of Police Richard Eddington was on hand to say a few words in support of this cause, as was Second Ward Alderman Peter Braithwaite. This event was coordinated with help from Evanston Police Officer Enjoli Daley of the Department’s community strategies bureau.
Sexual assault and sexual abuse awareness play an important part in prevention, education and getting services to those who have been victimized. The Evanston Police Department has trained staff on hand to assist with victims of sex crimes and domestic violence issues. Anyone in need of such services should contact the Police Department’s victim services bureau, 847-866-5015.