Domestic Violence


P: (336) 229-3533 - SGT B. Petty
P: (336) 229-3181 - MPO M. Fitch
The Burlington Police Department recognizes that Domestic Violence is a serious crime, which requires direct police intervention and a coordinated community response.  It is the priority of the Burlington Police Department to intervene, investigate and prosecute all incidents of Domestic Violence.  Victims of domestic violence will be treated with respect and dignity and will be given all available assistance by law enforcement personnel.  In the past five years, Domestic Violence has been responsible for 40% of the homicides in Burlington.  Approximately 5% of all calls for service are attributed to Domestic Violence related issues.

The goals of the Burlington Police Department’s Domestic Violence Directive are:
  • To prevent domestic homicides
  • To prevent domestic assaults
  • To prevent injuries to officers, victims, and other affected parties
  • To provide effective police services
  • To make victim referrals to other community based services

The Burlington Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit acts as a liaison between Patrol Officers and assists in making sure the first responding officers are abreast of the latest developments regarding domestic violence.

For more information on Domestic Violence, refer to the following web pages: