October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this nationwide campaign is to raise awareness about breast cancer and encourage steps to detect this terrible disease in it's early stages.
In order to promote and participate in this campaign, every member of the Wellesley Police Department will wear a Breast Cancer Awareness pin on their police uniform. This pin is a pink ribbon with handcuffs on either side. Uniform police officers will be wearing the pin on the right shirt pocket, just under our name tag. Dispatchers will wear the pin over the WPD Communications logo on the shirt. Officers and dispatchers will be wearing the pin throughout the month of October.
Chief of Police Terry Cunningham and Lieutenant Jack Pilecki came up with this idea and located the police related breast cancer awareness pin that is being worn.
The Wellesley Police Department has several members of the department
who have been touched by this horrible disease in some way.