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What is Ops 20

Domestic Violence


What is the purpose of Ops 20?

to prescribe preliminary courses of action police officers should take in response to domestic violence incidents.


What is the definition of a Family/household member according to ops 20?

1. Are legally married to one another;
2. Were formerly married to one another;
3. Are related by blood;
4. Are related by marriage;
5. Have a child in common;
6. Are living together, have lived together, or who have a dating relationship; or
7. Are specified as such by state law.


What is domestic violence according to ops 20?

a situation in which a family or household member commits or attempts to commit the following types of offenses against another family or household member:
1. Bodily injury or threat of imminent bodily injury;
2. Sexual battery;
3. Physical restraint;
4. A property crime directed at the victim;
5. Violation of a court protection order or similar court injunction; or
6. Murder or attempted murder.


Dispatchers shall not cancel police response to a domestic violence complaint based solely on a ?

follow-up call from the residence requesting such cancellation


The officer shall not state in the report that the victim refused to __ and __ __ the report due to lack of prosecution

exceptionally clear


For an order of protection, an officer shall:

1. Have the victim show a copy of the order of protection.
2. Verify the order of protection.
3. Arrest the offender for the order of protection violation if he/she is on the scene or you have a location on the offender.
4. If you have a location on the offender make an arrest.
5. Take out warrants if another criminal offense has occurred (harassing phone calls, criminal trespassing, burglary, assault etc.).


For domestic violence situations, a __ __and issuance of a __ are not permitted in domestic violence cases when grounds for an arrest are present

Field release


The officer should emphasize to the victim and the offender that the criminal action is being initiated by the __ and not the victim



What is the TCA code for domestic violence?



When a law enforcement officer responds to a domestic abuse call, the officer shall:

(1) Offer to transport the victim to a place of safety
(2) Advise the victim of a shelter or other service in the community
(3) Give the victim notice of the legal rights available


In a domestic violence incident, the officer can make an arrest for both a misdemeanor or a felony even if the crime didn't occur in the officer's presence if the officer has __ __.

Probable cause


officers are required by law to provide the following assistance to victims, batterers, and, where appropriate, the children of these individuals:

1. Advise all parties about the criminal nature of family violence, its potential for escalation, and that help is available.
2. Secure medical treatment for victims.
3. Ensure the safety of the children.
4. Remain on the scene until satisfied that there is no threat to the victim.
5. Remain on the scene to preserve the peace if one person needs to remove personal (not joint) property.
6. Provide the victim with a referral information packet for legal or social assistance and support.
7. Where necessary, transport the victim to an available shelter or suitable alternative safe haven.
8. If children need to be removed from the home, contact a supervisor and the Department of Human Services (DHS). DHS will make the final decision as to whether or not to remove the children


Security stand-by cause shall be limited to __ minutes in duration.



An officer shall arrest the respondent of an order or protection without a warrant if:

(1) The officer has proper jurisdiction over the area in which the violation occurred
(2) The officer has reasonable cause to believe the respondent has violated or is in violation of an order for protection
(3) The officer has verified whether an order of protection is in effect against the respondent.