Verizon recognizes Miami chief of police for efforts around domestic violence

Verizon Wireless has recognized Rodolfo “Rudy” Llanes, chief the Miami police department, with a HopeLine Hero award during the United Automobile Insurance Company/Do The Right Thing summer salute, the company said.

Verizon, a longstanding supporter of domestic violence awareness and prevention, launched the HopeLine program in 2001 to prevent, educate and empower individuals in the fight against domestic violence. The HopeLine Hero award honors notable members of the community who have dedicated efforts and time to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention.

Chief Llanes is a 29-year veteran of the Miami Police Department, has been involved in numerous programs dedicated to spreading public awareness about domestic violence. He plans to lead the upcoming “Back Without a Bang!” youth rally in September 2016, made up of 700 fifth graders to pledge against any form of violence.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) (NASDAQ: VZ) generated nearly USD132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates a wireless network and provides communications and entertainment services over a fiber-optic network.