Family Violence Unit
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Family Violence Unit is to work toward ending family violence in our community. To accomplish this mission, the Family Violence Unit takes a holistic, threefold approach: train the police officers, educate the public, and investigate domestic abuse crimes.
Do you fear your partner?
Has your freedom been severely limited?
Is your partner a bully?
Can you express your opinions freely?
Have you been shot, stabbed, sexually assaulted, threatened with a deadly weapon, strangled, slapped, punched, verbally and/or emotionally abused, stalked and harassed or suffered any other form of violence by an intimate partner, a family member, in-law, boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate or acquaintance? There is help if you believe you are a victim of family violence! The Houston Police Department, Special Victims Division, has a specialized unit called the Family Violence Unit that investigates cases of family violence. Family violence is commonly known as domestic violence or domestic abuse. To learn more about family violence and the services the Family Violence Unit offers, please click on the underlined key words or links. If you need to speak with a counselor, please call (713) 308-1100 and you will be directed to the unit in your area.
The administrative offices for Family Violence Division are located at the Edward A. Thomas Building, 1200 Travis, 19th floor. If you are unsure of the location nearest you, contact (713) 308-1100.
Family Violence Units - Main Line (713) 308-1100
• South Investigative Unit (832) 394-1793
• West Investigative Unit (832) 394-5611
• North Investigative Unit (832) 394-3600
Administrative Unit (713) 308-8890