Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative
Published by: Marty Sumner, Chief of Police
The High Point Police Department in partnership with researchers, practitioners, prosecutors, and community has developed a focused deterrence initiative targeted at the chronic domestic violence offender to reduce repeat domestic violence calls, reported assaults, injuries and deaths. Chief Sumner will provide an overview of this initiative which addresses domestic violence offenders at earlier stages of offending resulting in re-offense rates of only 14% across 1,200+ offenders. At the start of this initiative domestic violence calls for service were the highest category of calls. Now, they are the third highest.