Benton police promote domestic violence awareness via social media

Benton PD raises awareness for domestic abuse

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Benton police department is utilizing Facebook to promote domestic violence awareness.

Officials believe their community needs vital information about warning signs and ways to escape dangerous situations. 

Officers have responded to 94 calls of domestic violence so far this year and made 119 arrests.

Officer Justin Dorsey wants people to know domestic violence comes in many forms.

"Physical abuse is the most common, but emotional abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, and financial and economic abuse also occur," said Dorsey.  "We're going to go out into the community to get an idea of what people define domestic violence as."

The officials were well aware of the warning signs of domestic abuse, knowing that all ages and all ages are affected.

 

If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic abuse you can call the Saline County Safe Haven at 315-SAFE or you can text or call the Benton Police Department anonymously at 501-776-5948.


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