Spartanburg PD to host event on domestic violence awareness Sat.

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SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Through awareness domestic violence can be stopped — that’s the message Spartanburg Police want you to hear at a community awareness event set for this weekend.

Sgt. Christina Morgan with Spartanburg Police Department said they want everyone and anyone to attend this weekend to learn more about domestic violence.

The Community Awareness Training is happening Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Spartanburg Police Department at City Hall.

Spartanburg police officers say through awareness, prevention and education lives can be saved.

The class will focus on helping you understand exactly what domestic violence is, how it’s classified, who can be a victim and why you should get involved.

You’ll receive a certificate of attendance afterward and it’s completely free to attend, but you need to be 18 and older.

Officers will also discuss Home Front, a focused deterrence-based initiative to combat the violence led by 7th Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette.

The initiative was launched in December of 2016 and exposes the repeat offender to penalties because of the pattern of criminal behavior.

Home Front takes the burden of addressing abusers from the victims and shifts it to law enforcement.

If you would like to register for the event, which is not required, or if you need more information, contact Sgt. Morgan at cmorgan@cityofspartanburg.org or call 596-2441.

For more on Home Front, click here.

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