What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence” or “family violence” means an act by a member of a family or household against another member that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, sexual assault, or a threat that places that member in fear of such harm.
Family or household members must:
- be related by marriage – either traditional or common law (spouse);
- be former spouses;
- be related by blood (parents, children);
- be members of the same household (roommates);
- be former members of the same household;
- be the biological parents of a child, whether or not they are married or never lived together; or be the foster parents of a child.
Mission Of The El Paso Police Department Domestic Violence Unit
To provide the employees of the El Paso Police Department with proper training in domestic violence issues - including proper response, officer safety, empathy for victims; and provide information on domestic violence to the general public, media, community organizations, educational and medical institutions to increase public awareness.
- Conduct pre-service and in-service training for officers and civilian employees
- Conduct presentations for the general public
- Work in conjunction with other agencies regarding domestic violence
- Attend meetings and forums dealing with domestic violence
- Research domestic violence issues
- Review all domestic violence cases reported to the Department
- Assist Department employees, the general public, the media, and other agencies with information on domestic violence
- Conduct shift meetings for Department employees on current domestic violence issues
Center on Family Violence (24-hour Hotline)
District Attorney’s Victim Assistance
County Attorney Protection Orders
Ft. Bliss Family Advocacy Program
Las Americas Refugee Asylum
Child Crisis Center
Rape Crisis (STARS)
Texas Council on Family Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic Violence Unit
911 N. Raynor St.
El Paso, TX 79903