New protocol for DCSO when responding to domestic situations

New protocol for DCSO when responding to domestic situations

DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - Sheriff deputies will now have a new protocol when responding to domestic situations.

Major Barry Smith with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says deputies will soon have a list of questions to ask victims of domestic dispute. The sheriff’s office has been working with the county attorney to develop those questions.

The hope is to be able to recommend victims to shelters or to get a protective order if needed.

Smith says it’s a reminder for his deputies to think beyond the current situation and determine if domestic abuse has happened before.

“When we arrive, we’re focused on what’s happening today, in relation to why they called," Major Smith said. "And so , we get kind of focused on that. So these questions will remind especially the new officers, the new deputies of questions of maybe what’s led up to today.”

The questions are still being fine tuned, but deputies should be able to instill them in their work in the next month.

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