This is a media release issued by NSW Minister for Police David Campbell
Minister for Police David Campbell is pleased to confirm that nine new domestic violence specialists are now in place across NSW.
Mr Campbell said these experts will provide invaluable assistance in tackling this cowardly crime.
"These experts are now based in Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Tamworth, Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Surry Hills, Bankstown and Parramatta," Mr Campbell said.
"These specialists will help provide a co-ordinated approach to domestic violence, because we know from experience it can happen in any family, regardless of wealth, social or cultural upbringing.
"They have the ability to move across the State to assist local Police who identify particular domestic violence related issues".
Mr Campbell said the co-ordinators would provide specialist support and assistance to victims and to police officers dealing with domestic violence cases.
"Often Police have to attend traumatic scenarios and they do a sterling job in the face of unimaginable adversity," Mr Campbell said
"Not only do the victims of domestic violence now have a further support network, I am delighted that the Police do as well.
"Domestic violence is a shameful crime that erodes the safety, security and happiness of too many families in NSW.
"New domestic violence evidence kits have also been rolled out across the State and in my visits to various Police Stations I know how valuable those kits have become.
"The kits give Police attending domestic violence situations more support in the gathering of evidence and information that could lead to a conviction.
"The Iemma Government is committed to supporting the NSW Police Force in its efforts to target the perpetrators of domestic violence and to provide support to victims.
"These new Regional Coordinator positions allow a greater sharing of knowledge and experiences which will assist in the handling of these difficult cases", Mr Campbell said.
Nine new domestic violence specialists are now in place across NSW.
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