In Police Standard Operating Procedures
NOTE: There are 2 Victim Assistance Cards (English and Spanish) that are important additions to this SOP. They are listed with PSOP-012 on the Reference Documents pages.
They are also linked HERE (English) and HERE (Spanish)
Domestic violence is a serious, yet preventable crime against individuals and our community. A significant characteristic of domestic violence is the repetition and escalation of the violent acts. It is recommended that your procedures manual include a written policy which establishes guidelines for police officers responding to domestic violence complaints, including the protection of victims, officer safety, and the effective management of domestic violence calls. PSOP-012, PSOP-012A (English), PSOP-012B (Spanish), Violence, Domestic, Procedure, Escalation, Policy