The issue of Domestic Violence is one that has moved to the fore front of police work over the last 15 years. Today violence within families is dealt with very severely by police agencies in New York State. New York State Law requires all police departments to have a pro arrest policy with regards to physical violence within family units and relationships. With the great increase in investigative work that this policy has created, our department has assigned one Detective to oversee these cases on a daily basis.
Detective Gary Pauly is assigned to review all cases of domestic violence that our department becomes involved in. Detective Pauly works with the victims to help them steer their cases through the court process. He works closely with specially trained Assistant Erie County District Attorneys to make sure that justice is served in these cases.
Our department is proud to say that we were one of the first police departments to have a pro arrest policy in regards to family offenses and our policy is closely monitored to stay in compliance with the law as it evolves in this area.
New York State provides more detailed information on the problem of Domestic Violence. They also have a wide variety of information on how to spot Domestic Violence and what you can do to help yourself or someone else that is a victim of this type of criminal behavior. To access this information utilize the link on this page.