Domestic Violence is the most prevalent violent crime within the Town of Greenwich, resulting in well over 200 investigations annually and consisting of all manner of violence from Disorderly Conduct to Criminal Homicide. These cases involve all types of relationships from dating, cohabitation, to marriage and family. These cases often have a traumatic effect on our most vulnerable population, children.
To ensure that this particularly devastating crime received the appropriate level of investigative effort, the Greenwich Police Department created a Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) in 2006. The DVU is supervised by a Detective Sergeant and consists of Patrol Officers and Detectives who have received enhanced training to conduct a sensitive Family Violence investigation.
The DVU conducts investigations, Protective/ Restraining Order enforcement, coordinates with the Domestic Violence Prosecutors at the Stamford Superior Court, adult probation and the Department of Children and Families. Some of the services provided are Domestic Violence Investigation, Lethality Assessment, Referrals to Domestic Abuse Services at the Greenwich YWCA as well as U and T Visa affidavits and Crisis Intervention and provides training.
The goal of the Greenwich Police Department’s DVU is to provide victims with the necessary resources to empower them not only to survive but to move forward with their lives.
If you have questions or need information, please contact the DVU Supervisor at 203-622-3260.