Westland Police Department Partners with First Step to Provide Advocate for Victims of Domestic Violence

Series: COMMUNITY SAFETY | Story 3

Westland Mayor William Wild, Community Response Survivor Advocate, Alexis Reed and Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik

Westland - In March of 2021, the Westland Police Department began a formalized partnership with First Step, to provide stronger, more immediate resources to victims of domestic violence.

Domestic violence cases are the most dangerous and difficult cases for officers to respond to and for victims to work through. Like many cities, Westland has seen a dramatic increase in domestic violence reported cases. This is especially true during the current high-stress environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2018, Westland Police Officers responded to 1174 domestic violence or family trouble c...

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