Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October - Domestic Violence Awareness


In honor of Domestic Violence Month, each October the Bowie Police Department, in conjunction with the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office and other municipalities, lights up the front of the City’s Police Department with purple light to raise awareness about the problem of domestic violence in our communities. For more information, contact the Bowie Police Department at 240-544-5700 or visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website.

If you are in immediate danger, please:

  • Call 911.
  • Contact your local hotline: Call 211.
  • Contact a national hotline:
    Call the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
  • Call, text or chat Love Is Respect—the U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453, text "loveis" to 77054 or live chat.
  • Call the U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), which automatically connects you to a local U.S. rape crisis program based on the area code of your phone number. If you prefer, a secure, online private chat is available.

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