On October 27th, 2021, multiple law enforcement agencies in Marion County partnered together to conduct a county wide operation to apprehend offenders wanted on domestic violence related charges. This coordinated effort comes as local law enforcement agencies take time to focus on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the month of October.
During the operation, Community Corrections deputies worked directly with the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Woodburn Police Department, the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and patrol deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Overall, 19 law enforcement officers, 2 victim advocates, and a deputy district attorney were involved in the operation. This multi-agency coordinated effort achieved the following results:
- 68 warrant service attempts
- 8 arrests
Each year, domestic violence has a significant impact throughout our 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.
Undersheriff Jeff Wood stated, “Each year the lives of thousands of residents in Marion County are impacted by intimate partner violence. 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 more information about domestic violence, we encourage you to visit the Center for Hope & Safety’s website at hopeandsafety.org.