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Domestic Violence Unit

The Domestic Violence Unit serves as a liaison among the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the US Attorney's Office, other law enforcement agencies, victim service agencies, victim advocates and the community in the Washington, DC area. The unit conducts ongoing community outreach and education, provides ongoing training for the members of MPD, and monitors the activities of the District Domestic Violence Investigators and District Patrol Officers. The unit has direct supervision of the Domestic Violence Intake Center Officers and their investigations. The Domestic Violence Unit is part of the MPD's Investigative Services Bureau, Criminal Investigations Division, Special Investigations Branch.

The following information is part of a series funded by the MPDC under a grant from the Violence Against Women Grants Office, US Department of Justice. It was written with the help of individuals working at My Sister's Place, a shelter offering a 24-hour hotline and counseling for battered women and their children:

For additional domestic violence information:

Domestic Violence Unit
Police Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3156
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 727-7137
Fax: (202) 727-6491