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This week, the Westfield Police Department received the “Go Purple” Award from Prevail, Inc
in recognition of those who went purple during the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information on Prevail, Inc. and the Go Purple campaign, please visit www.prevailinc.com.
Detective Brett Bays was named Prevail’s November Hero of the Month. Each month, the staff at Prevail nominates and votes on an outstanding community partner that they would like to recognize for going above and beyond when working with victims. Here is his nomination: “When your life has been up ended by a crime, compassion, empathy and understanding are key. Throughout his investigations, Detective Brett Bays remains focused on listening to families and victims, who have experienced sexual violence, getting them connected to appropriate resources in the community and maintaining the integrity of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol. He has been open to expanding his knowledge in evidence-based, best practices by attending national conference with the team and open to feedback about how to make the process more cohesive for the people involved. From an advocacy standpoint, families and survivors impacted by sexual violence always express that he is extraordinarily helpful. He is willing to break things down for them and follows through on what he says he will do. With every case, he coordinates with other members of the SART team on the case. He is an exceptional law enforcement officer and detective. It is for these reasons that it is our honor to recognize Detective Brett Bays from the Westfield Police Department as the Prevail Hero of the Month.”