|Domestic Violence Liasion Officer:|
The goal is to provide a liaison officer between the police department and the courts.
An officer will do a follow-up on the victim(s) and provides information to them. Also follow-ups of those by diversion (basically acts as a probation officer). Has the ability to do in home visits, etc.
Most have cooperation of the courts. The officer has the ability to recommend - on the spot - to revoke of diversion on his recommendation to the judges based on alcohol use, not meeting counseling requirements, breaking court order, etc.
Effects of the Program:
Puts teens into our program and has been very effective in reducing Domestic Violence cases.
Chief John Ellison
Edwardsville Police Department
690 S. 4th Street
Edwardsville, KS 66111
Phone: (913) 441-6983
Fax: (913) 422-7281