The vast majority of law enforcement families live free of abuse. According to the National Center for Women and Policing the rate of domestic violence is estimated to be 2 to 4 times higher in law enforcement families than that of the general public. The department recognizes this unique position and in working with these victims, it has been demonstrated that the abuser may use their position to deter the victim from reporting the abuse. It has also been determined that training and law enforcement experience can become a tactic used to commit acts of abuse.
Domestic violence is an extremely serious issue that is unacceptable under any circumstances. If you or a loved one is a victim please contact our office.
Additional Resources for Domestic violence
- Safety Planning
- Confidential Support and Guidance
- Referrals for individual counseling (including children), group counseling, community services, certified programs for those with abusive/controlling behavior
- Information concerning Department of Correction Prohibition of Domestic Violence Policy (103 DOC 238), the criminal court process and restraining order process
- Address Confidentiality Program (administered by the Secretary of State’s Office)