If any of these apply to you, CALL 119 IMMEDIATELY! We will assist you.
- The incident of domestic violence is happening now
- Some one is injured or in imminent threat of physical harm
- Children are witness to the incident
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is any type of harm, or threat of harm posed upon on a person or property by someone in a relationship. Such relationships include:
- Spousal - current and previous
- Intimate Relationships
- Care takers
Types of domestic violence Domestic
violence does not always result in bodily harm or injuries. It includes all types of abuse or intimidation as well as neglect of one's own responsibilities. The following are some types of domestic violence and abuse.
- Physical abuse
- Damage to property
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Intimidation and harassment
- Financial abuse
- Threatening to do any of the above
How to report domestic Violence
To report an incident of domestic violence please use our contact numbers below.
In case of emergency CALL 119
Non emergency incidents CALL 332 2111
What we will ask about When investigating domestic violence or abuse cases
Police will generally seek information regarding these area.
- Facts of the incident - History of previous incidents
- The relationship between both parties
What we will need When responding to a domestic violence incident
Police may require you to produce or collect any of the following.
- A victim statement
- Facts to establish relationship
- Bodily fluid or other samples
- Photographs of the scene
- Witness information
What to expect from reporting a domestic violence incident
We will provide victims with all reasonable care and protection relevant to the nature of the domestic violence incident. This may include:
- assistance with medical care
- assistance in obtaining a protection order
- relocation of victim
- arrest of the suspect
- prosecute the suspect