Police have launched an operation focused on the prevention and disruption of domestic and family violence across the state's Southern Region.
From Wednesday, July 21 to Tuesday, August 31, officers across eight police districts will be assisted by specialist police from the Southern Region's Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team (DVHROT), Proactive Crime Team and Region Enforcement Squad (RES) to roll out the operation.
Police are committed to protecting and supporting victims by doing household check-ins, while also holding offenders accountable for their actions.
Over the past year, more than 8,000 checks have been conducted across the Southern Region, to ensure apprehended domestic violence orders (ADVO) are being complied with.
South Coast Police District Commander and Region Sponsor for Domestic Violence, Superintendent Greg Moore, said police will continue to target high-risk domestic-violence offenders.
"During the second Greater Sydney lockdown and stay-at-home order, we are cracking down on crimes committed within the home," Superintendent Moore said.
"As part of the operation, officers will actively knock on the doors of those known to police to keep perpetrators accountable for their actions and to show support for victims who often find themselves in vulnerable situations
"Domestic and family violence is a crime. Police remain committed to helping victims of domestic violence and will not hesitate in bringing offenders to justice."
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Anyone experiencing domestic or family violence should report to police or utilise the other support services that are available, including:
- 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) - a confidential information, counselling and support service;
- NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63) - a state-wide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women;
- Men's Referral Service (1300 766 491) - provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men;
- Link2Home (1800 152 152) - can help refer women experiencing domestic violence to crisis accommodation
- Lifeline (13 11 14) - a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
- If you are in danger or in an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).
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