The three-week operation targeting domestic and family violence offenders in the Darwin region has concluded, yielding some significant results.
Operation Sherman focussed on those offenders who were breaching their Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs) and committing domestic violence related offences, but also involved conducting proactive patrols, home visits, victim support assessments and offender education sessions with individuals and stakeholder groups.
Over the three weeks the results included:
- 58 arrests
- 102 incidents of offender education
- 118 incidents of Victim Support Assessments
- 226 hotspot areas patrolled
- 52 referrals to support services
- 48 DVOs served
- Seven DV Educational Training with stakeholders / community groups
Detective A/Senior Sergeant Warren Scott said, “The holiday period traditionally sees an increase in domestic and family violence offending, which is why we timed Operation Sherman to coincide with the Christmas break. Over three weeks, we unfortunately had to arrest 58 people for domestic and family violence-related offences in the Darwin region alone. Some of these arrests were for breaching DVOs and others were for more serious offences like stabbing.
“Tackling this problem is everyone’s responsibility, and while police will continue to work to reduce offending, we can all do our bit to say ‘No More’ to domestic and family violence. People should feel safe at home and in their relationships. There is help out there.
“If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic and family violence, call 131 444 for police assistance or 000 in an emergency.”