Bedfordshire Police launch domestic abuse unit
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The inspector leading Bedfordshire Police’s new Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit has said tackling the crime is a priority for the force.
The unit, which is made up of a team of 36 officers, launched on Monday and is headed up by Insp Aaron Kiff.
Mr Kiff said: “Domestic abuse is a priority that we take incredibly seriously and deal promptly and positively with any domestic incident that we attend. Domestic abuse is not the victim’s fault and they should know they are not alone.
“As well as the police, there are many people and organisations that can help and protect those in an abusive situation so they feel safe. Wherever possible, we will take positive action and protect victims from further abuse.
“The Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit provides expertise around all aspects of dealing with reported incidents and supporting individuals and families to ensure that the full range of possible outcomes is available to them and that everything possible is done to bring abusers to justice.
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“We also help create robust safety plans with victims to make them feel free from fear and intimidation. We work closely with partners such as Victim Support, housing and national organisations to provide help, advice and safe places to go, if necessary.”
Those suffering from domestic abuse can find out more information via www.bedfordshire.police.uk – which includes contact numbers and advice on how to delete your browsing history so the visit to the website cannot be traced.
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To contact the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit call non-emergency number 101.
In an emergency call 999 immediately.