LESSON 3/TASK 1
FAMILY VIOLENCE SITUATIONS
Plan for the handling of family violence situations.
Given the requirement to respond to a family violence situation and applicable regulations.
Demonstrate your comprehension of the task by correctly answering 70% of the questions on the
Military Police Law and Order Operations
Law Enforcement Investigations
For the purposes of this subcourse, and police operations in the field, a family crisis or domestic
disturbance may be defined as follows. It is a family argument that has escalated to the point that
police intervention has been requested or is required. The family argument has grown serious enough
to believe that there is a danger of violence; or violence has occurred.
Domestic disturbances involve aggression and unpredictable behavior. In many cases, they also
involve the use of alcohol. They are inherently dangerous, as well as delicate incidents to handle.
Unfortunately, in our society it is a relatively frequent occurrence. In some cases, some of our nation's
police patrols may spend as much as a third of their time responding to such incidents.
One of the most difficult and dangerous incidents to which MP have to respond is domestic
disturbances. During the decade from 1973 to 1984, 1,237 police officers were killed in the line of duty.
Of those officers, 69 were responding to domestic disturbances. Approximately 40% of all police