ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Leaders at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany (MCLB) said stalking is happening more often than you think, so on Tuesday, the base made a stalking awareness proclamation to bring attention to the issue.
A base spokesperson told WALB that over 7.5 million people are victimized each year across the country.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month.
Colonel Alphonso Trimble signed a proclamation and later, a training was held.
Leaders said the ceremony was necessary due to the increase in stalking incidents.
“District attorney was talking about domestic violence and how we really need to do something to help with that. This is a part of that, stalking falls under the umbrella of that. So whatever we can do to try to prevent and stop it from happening, then we’re all for it,” said Jacqueline Jenkins, the victim advocate for the Family Advocacy Program at MCLB.
MCLB supports any victims of domestic violence, child abuse and more.
If you are a service member, retiree or a family member of those, you can receive those services by reaching out to the base.