Abuse happens among all groups of people regardless of income, education,
race, religion, age, or sexual preference. Abuse can occur in any
relationship. An abuser
can be a partner or lover, boyfriend or girlfriend, caretaker,
roommate, relative or friend.
Any forceful controlling behavior is abuse. You do not have to be
hit to be abused.
Taking away your money, controlling where you go and what you do,
making you feel
bad about yourself are all forms of abuse.
CAN YOU ANSWER YES
TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?
Fearful of your life?
Constantly being ridiculed?
Concerned about personal safety?
Not allowed to see friends or family
Are your children being threatened in any way?
Promised that violent behavior will not be
repeated, and the promise is broken?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then
you may be in an abusive relationship.
The Officers of the Truro Police Department are
well trained to appropriately respond to and handle all
domestic calls within the guidelines of the Family Abuse Law. This includes
providing a safer environment,
assisting with medical services, obtaining Abuse Prevention Orders, and
directing those persons involved
to specialized agencies for further support. There are cellular phones available
for victims of Domestic
Violence. These phones are preprogrammed to call 9-1-1 in the event of an