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Response and Follow-up by Responding Police Officers

If you believe you are the victim of an abusive relationship or domestic violence, then call the police and allow us to assist you the victim. As the responding officers are in route to your address remember that they are there to help you and your children. Below is but a few of the issues that the officers will address and what you can expect.

When the Police Arrive:

  • Tell what has happened and who is involved.
  • Tell the location of the suspect. (If known)
  • Tell if weapons were involved and there location. (Don’t approach the officer with a weapon)
  • Indicate injuries you sustained. (Photos may have to be taken)

The Officer Will:

  • Write a report of the incident that occurred.
  • The officer will ask and /or determine if medical attention is needed.
  • The officer will help you if you wish to prosecute or wish to obtain an order of protection.

The Officer Can Assist in:

  • In obtaining a warrant or order of protection. (The suspect's address, work location, or other possible locations is needed)
  • They can provide transportation to obtain a warrant, order of protection, or shelter.
  • The officer can assist in locating a victim’s shelter.
  • They can refer other social services as needed.


Call Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ask to speak with a counselor.

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