Campbelltown convoy to take a stand against violence

Making a stand: The Driving Out Violence convoy will be held on Friday, November 22. Picture: Chris Lane
Making a stand: The Driving Out Violence convoy will be held on Friday, November 22. Picture: Chris Lane

"Campbelltown is not a place that accepts any form of violence."

That's the message participants in Campbelltown Police Area Command's annual anti-violence convoy want to spread in the community.

Police officers and representatives from a host of local anti-domestic and family violence agencies will take part in the Driving Out Violence convoy on Friday, November 22.

Campbelltown Crime Prevention and Community Safety Office David Blom said the convoy was being led by men to show they don't condone violence.

"In most cases of violence we encounter, men are the perpetrators, whether it's violence between men or men and women," Senior Constable Blom said.

"So this convoy is about men coming together, taking a stand and saying we won't accept violence in Campbelltown or anywhere."

The convoy will take two routes - the north and the south - both kicking off at 8.30am.

The north route will travel from Glenquarie Town Centre to Minto Marketplace and Eagle Vale Marketplace before joining the south leg at Koshigaya Park.

The south route starts at Campbelltown Sports Stadium before heading to AB Central, Macarthur Square and finally Koshigaya Park.

Senior Constable Blom encouraged the public to show their support by visiting the convoy in any of their stops or joining them on the road.

He said the primary goal of Driving Out Violence was to show the public there was plenty of support available to victims of violence.

Email blom1dav@police.nsw.au if you would like to join the convoy.