Domestic Violence

Domestic violence and family Abuse is not a family matter, it is a crime. The Suffolk Police Department considers domestic violence a serious matter. Officers have been trained to thoroughly investigate incidents of family abuse and Virginia state law requires them to make an arrest of the predominant aggressor.

In addition, officers are required to provide resources referrals to victims of family abuse. If you know someone who is being abused, please report it to the police as soon as possible.