Domestic Violence is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm. Family or household members include spouses / former spouses, those in (or formerly in) a dating relationship, adults related by blood or marriage, and those who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship.
The batterer uses acts of violence and a series of behaviors, including intimidation, threats, psychological abuse, and isolation to coerce and to control the other person. The violence may not happen often, but may remain a hidden and constant terrorizing factor. Domestic violence is not only physical and sexual violence but also psychological. Psychological violence means intense and repetitive degradation, creating isolation, and controlling the actions or behaviors of the spouse through intimidation or manipulation to the detriment of the individual.
Domestic violence destroys the home. No one deserves to be abused. The responsibility for the violence belongs to the abuser. It is not the victim's fault!
The Ceredo Police Department is committed to ending the cycle of violence in abusive relationships.
If you would like to speak to our Domestic Violence Officer, Lt. Aaron Ball is available Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. You are encouraged to call 911 and file a report if you are the victim of Domestic Violence.
Lt. Aaron Ball reviews all reports of Domestic Violence and conducts follow-ups on incidents. Every attempt is made to utilize available resources to provide a safe environment for all family members.
Family Protection Orders
Domestic Violence Protection Orders are available for the safety of you and other family members. These can be obtained directly from the Wayne County Magistrates Office and prohibits the offender from having any contact with those persons listed in the order.
If you need assistance to complete domestic violence petition forms or need transportation to a shelter or to obtain a Protection Order, please call Ceredo Police Department, 911 for officer assistance or the Women’s Resource Center for information and help.
Safe Place to Stay
If you need someplace for you and your children, a shelter is available that can accommodate you and provide the necessary assistance to.
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