Domestic Violence - What Must Police Do?

Police officers must take action to protect the victim of domestic abuse. This includes:

  • Arrest the abuser when there is enough information to believe a crime has been committed.
  • Accompany victim to remove personal belongings from their home and provide for the victim's transportation to a safe place.
  • Inform victim of the procedures and relief available and their right to file charges against the abuser
  • Complete a police report and provide the officer's name and ID# to victims.