Domestic Violence Call Law and Legal Definition

Domestic violence call refers to calls from victims of domestic violence.

A domestic violence call is made when an adult, child, or a family member or member of an unmarried couple is alleged to be the victim of:

a. physical injury or fear of imminent physical injury (explicit or implied threats);

b. sexual abuse or in fear of imminent sexual abuse;

c. unlawful imprisonment/kidnapping;

d. property crime;

e. stalking; or

f. violation of terms or conditions of a protective order by the other party.

Officers responding to a domestic violence call 'have a duty to ensure the present and continued safety and well-being of the occupants.