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Studies demonstrate law enforcement can decrease the incidents and severity of family violence by making an arrest when probable cause exists. Therefore, the Deputy Sheriff that responds will arrest when the Deputy can legally do so.
The decision to arrest does not lie with the victim of domestic violence, but is the decision of the Deputy based on stated law and our policy.
After an arrest is made, the Deputy will assist you in making arrangements for your safety. The Deputy will stand by while you gather personal items, such as clothing for yourself and your children. The Deputy will also transport you to a house of a friend or family member. The Deputy will also provide the above services if no arrest is made because the suspect has left the scene or if there is lack of probable cause to arrest.
If you would like to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order contact the Crisis Line at 478-745-9292 or the Salvation Army Safe House at 478-738-9800 and they will supply you with the proper forms.