Paul Keightley, Community Engagement Police Officer
Family violence isn’t restricted to just one part of our community. It is present in varying degrees, seen and unseen, in cities, large regional towns, and small remote communities. As the Community Engagement Police Officer (CEPO) for Arnhem Land, I’ve had the privilege of collaboratively assisting and supporting the NO MORE Campaign, and contributing towards education around family and other violence.
Seeing Traditional Owners, AFL players, AFLNT staff, coaches, elders, school children and mums strongly supporting the NO MORE message is very powerful. It’s a real credit to all involved.
I read somewhere once ‘One day it will not matter what type of job I had, what sort of car I drove or how much money I made. What will matter is that I was important in the life of a child.’ So not only changing adult attitudes and behaviours towards violence, but changing attitudes of children and the next generation towards violence is vitally important. Charlie King‘s drive and passion, and the incredible platform that NO MORE provides in changing lives is very humbling, and I can say its making real changes for the better.