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JPD officers set out blue pinwheels for National Child Abuse Month

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

In recognition of the fight against Child Abuse, Joplin Police Department offices today set out 371 blue pinwheels – one for every report of child abuse in Joplin in 2020.

“Anytime we can bring public attention to an issue of child abuse, be it physical, sexual or emotional, anytime we can bring attention to it, we are ready, willing and able to do that,” said Capt. Nick Jimenez of the Joplin Police Department.

“If you have an allegation or if you have a suspicion of someone, contact your local authorities and we’ll investigate that,” Capt. Jiminez added.

The pinwheels have been set up on the lawn of the Joplin Police Department at 2nd and Virginia in Joplin.

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