POLICE Department

Family Violence Unit - Texas Law

Because of the failure in the past of law enforcement agencies to take action at family disturbances, many victims felt that the law cannot or will not help them. Police protocol was to stay out of the business of the family. Not anymore! In September of 1985, Texas law changed to protect victims of family violence.

According to the law: All Law Enforcement Agencies shall protect the victim without regard to the relationship between the suspect and the victim.