What should Law Enforcements Response be to Violations of Orders of Protection?

What should Law Enforcements Response be to Violations of Orders of Protection?

Law enforcement officers should try to prevent further abuse by:


  1. arresting the abuser when appropriate and completing a police report;
  2. driving you to a medical facility, shelter or safe place or arranging for transportation to a safe place;
  3. taking you back home to get belongings;
  4. if there is probable cause to believe that weapons were used, taking those weapons;
  5. telling you about your right to an order of protection; and
  6. telling you about the importance of saving evidence, such as damaged clothing or property and taking photographs of injuries or damage.

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