LBPD’s Domestic Violence Detail to be Honored

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lb-police-dept-patch Long Beach Police Department's Domestic Violence Detail The Long Beach Police Departments Domestic Violence Detail has been selected by the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council to receive a “Recognition Certificate of Public Awareness” at the council’s annual Domestic Violence Awareness Recognition of Excellence event on October 19, 2010.

The detail will be recognized for their work in bringing about social change, serving as outstanding role models, working on behalf of women’s issues and demonstrating excellent performance within their profession to improve the quality of life for all victims and their families.

The detail is staffed with a sergeant, eight detectives, and two civilians who investigate cases of domestic violence, and also partner up with representatives of domestic violence agencies to make up the Domestic Abuse Response Team (D.A.R.T.). This multi-disciplinary approach improves coordination of efforts to provide greater assistance and numerous resources to domestic violence victims, and is available to respond to emergency domestic violence incidents 24 hours a day.

The Domestic Violence Council is comprised of members from shelter agencies, community groups, courts, law enforcement and the health and legal field. The council facilitates coordination of services, reviews legislation, and serves as a forum to raise public awareness of services and develop strategies with public and private sectors to prevent domestic violence.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Recognition of Excellence event will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12:00 noon at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles. For more information regarding the event, please contact the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council at (213) 974-2799.

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