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Domestic Violence
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The Pierce County Sheriff's Department Domestic Violence Unit was established in 1995 in order to more effectively stem the tide of what is a very serious and harmful crime to society.

The Unit
The unit comprises detectives and deputies whose responsibility it is to investigate domestic violence related crimes including assaults, property damage, court order violations, rapes, threats, custodial interference and others. Additionally, unit members serve as liaison to health care providers, advocacy groups and social agencies to improve identification and reporting of existing instances of domestic violence and develop prevention strategies linking law enforcement and community efforts.

What We Identify
We review cases to more quickly identify high rate offenders and high rate victims and direct coordinated intervention efforts toward these groups. We identify high rate locations for domestic violence, especially multi-family housing units. We work with patrol, crime-free multi-unit housing coordinators and social service agencies to focus on early, comprehensive attention to cases of domestic violence.

The unit also serves arrest warrants and develops new, innovative programs to help deal with domestic violence.

For More Information
Should you have any questions about the Pierce County Sheriff's Department Domestic Violence Unit or wish to contact us for any reason, please call us at (253) 798-6516.