During the month of February, there have been five domestic violence-related murders in Dallas, compared to two this time last year. Families are experiencing more challenges than they have in recent years, and it’s manifesting itself in the way of violence. It is no secret that the most dangerous situations officers deal with are domestic violence calls, which proved true again this week for two of our officers as they responded to our fifth domestic violence murder. We want to ensure that if you or anyone you know is in a domestic violence situation, you are aware of your options of how and where to seek help. If you are ever in immediate danger, please call 911. Otherwise, please reach out to any of the following resources for help:
The Family Place: 214-941-1991
Genesis Shelter: 214-389-7750
Brighter Tomorrows: 972-262-8383
Mosaic Family Services: 214-823-4434
New Beginnings: 972-276-0057
The Salvation Army: 214-424-7208
We want our community to know that the Dallas Police Department takes domestic violence very seriously. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be in need of help.