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Illawarra and South Coast Police cracking down on domestic violence

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Police across the Wollongong, Lake Illawarra and the South Coast Districts have begun a six week domestic and family violence operation.

Officers are on a mission to prevent, disrupt and respond to offences.

Police said Southern region officers have conducted more than 8,000 Apprehended Domestic Violence Order checks over the last 12 months.

South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Greg Moore, said police will continue to target high-risk domestic-violence offenders.

"During the second Greater Sydney lockdown and stay-at-home order, we are cracking down on crimes committed within the home.

"As part of the operation, officers will actively knock on the doors of those known to police to keep perpetrators accountable for their actions and to show support for victims who often find themselves in vulnerable situations.

"Domestic and family violence is a crime.

"Police remain committed to helping victims of domestic violence and will not hesitate in bringing offenders to justice," Superintendent Moore said.

Anyone experiencing domestic or family violence should report to police or utilise the other support services that are available, including:

1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732, NSW Domestic Violence Line: 1800 65 64 63, Men's Referral Service: 1300 766 491, Link2Home: 1800 152 152 and Lifeline: 13 11 14.

Police said if you are in danger or in an emergency, always call Triple Zero (000).

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