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Law enforcement agencies collaborate on a domestic violence operation throughout Marion County

COURTESY PHOTO: MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Marion County collaborated with other countywide law enforcement agencies to form a multi-agency coordinated effort focused on domestic violence, resulting in 8 arrests. October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.On Oct. 27, Marion County Sheriff's Office announced that it partnered with multiple countywide law enforcement agencies to apprehend offenders wanted on domestic violence-related charges.

The coordinated effort coincided with October's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month designation.

Community corrections deputies worked with the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Woodburn Police Department, Marion County District Attorney's Office and patrol deputies from MCSO. Overall, 19 law enforcement officers, two victim advocates, and a deputy district attorney were involved. This multi-agency effort served 68 warrants and made eight arrests.

MCSO Sgt. Jeremy Landers noted that domestic violence significantly impacts the entire community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

"Each year, the lives of thousands of residents in Marion County are impacted by intimate partner violence," MCSO Undersheriff Jeff Wood said. "As a community, we each have a role to play to reduce intimate partner violence whether it is through accountability, awareness, education, or evidence-based supervision practices.

"We appreciate the commitment each of our partner agencies have made to work with us to hold offenders accountable for domestic violence offenses."

For information about domestic violence, visit the Center for Hope & Safety's website at hopeandsafety.org.


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