Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior where one partner tries to maintain control of the other using physical force, intimidation, threats, isolation from family and friends, humiliation, financial control, destruction of property and more. Children exposed to domestic violence learn to believe that domestic violence is normal, and they frequently grow up to be abusers or victims.

If you have a domestic violence emergency, you should immediately call 911.

The Domestic Violence Detail of the Family Protection Unit recognizes the negative effects domestic violence has on the victim, the abuser, the children, the family, and our community. We are committed to addressing this issue as a serious crime. We investigate each case and to deal with each person in a compassionate and professional manner.

Realizing that the people we contact may be in need of services beyond law enforcement, we provide resources, referrals, and information to our community. Domestic Violence does not stop without action. Help can take the form of prosecution for a criminal offense with court-mandated treatment.