You may notice members of the Cicero Police Department looking a little different this month.

What You Need To Know

  • The Cicero Police Department is one of about 500 departments nationwide participating in the Pink Patch Project

  • Members of the department are wearing pink patches, badges, and name labels through the month of October

  • The effort reminds people, specifically women, about the importance of getting a mammogram

Officers within the department are wearing pink badges, patches, and name labels on their uniforms to raise breast cancer awareness.

The Pink Patch Project allows officers to remind the community about the importance of screenings and early detection.

The American Cancer Society recommends women between 45 and 54 get a mammogram annually. The effort by the department allows officers to interact with the community and raise money for cancer research.

"We make a donation to the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Foundation every year. And it's been pretty exciting that the community has been stopping by themselves. The community has been dropping off donations here at the police department to support breast cancer awareness," said Cicero Police Department Chief Steve Rotunno.

Chief Rotunno said the department has plans to continue making an effort like this every year. He encourages people to visit the Cicero Police website for more information on the project.