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Southern Region Police launch domestic violence operation


The NSW Police Force is commencing a proactive state-wide operation targeting perpetrators of domestic and family violence to coincide with the global ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign.

Due to COVID-19, pared-back events have been organised across the state to mark ‘16 Days of Activism’, with the NSW Police Force supporting the campaign through proactive policing, as well as attending events to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

From today (Thursday 25 November 2021), which is also the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until World Human Rights Day (Friday 10 December 2021), officers across the Southern region including Lake Illawarra, South Coast, Wollongong , and Hume Police Districts will be assisted by specialist police from the Southern Region’s Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team (DVHROT), Proactive Crime Team and Region Enforcement Squad (RES) to roll out the operation.

South Coast Police District Commander and Region Sponsor for Domestic Violence, Superintendent Greg Moore APM, said police are committed to disrupting and preventing recidivist offending and ensuring the safety of victims.

“There is no excuse for domestic and family violence and our proactive operation will continue to target high-risk domestic-violence offenders and ensure they are held accountable for their actions,” said Supt Moore.

“Police remain committed to helping victims of domestic violence and will not hesitate in bringing offenders to justice.”

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