The goal of the Concord Police Department Domestic Violence Unit is preventing abuse.
The Concord Police Department formed its Domestic Violence Unit in 2012 in response to the recognition that domestic violence is a serious problem and is costing lives.
The Domestic Violence Unit strives to assist victims of domestic violence get the assistance needed to stop the abuse. Our goal is to break the cycle of violence, by not only assisting the victims, but also holding the offender accountable. This mission is being accomplished through patience and persistence.
The Concord Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit strives to work with and educate the victims, train the officers, and aggressively prosecute the offenders. The unit’s officer works with victim / witness advocates and takes the time to explain the court process to the victim and ensure that their questions and concerns are addressed.
The police officer assigned to the unit is responsible for ensuring that any and all evidence necessary for prosecution is obtained. The officer also conducts follow-up investigations involving matters related to domestic violence.
In addition to these duties and responsibilities, the Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for training the members of the Concord Police Department in matters surrounding domestic and sexual violence and stalking. The Domestic Violence Unit also gives presentations to outside organizations on these issues. These organizations include the citizen’s police academy, civic organizations, schools, and religious groups.
For more information, please contact Officer Laura Spaulding at 603-225-8600. If it is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Senator Shaheen with Domestic Violence Officer Spaulding.