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The Irving Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit

The Domestic Violence Unit was created to specifically address the growing need for police investigators who could devote their efforts on offenses that occur inside of the family. The Unit consists of five investigators and a supervisor who have been specially trained in the investigation of Family Violence Offenses.

What Qualifies as Family Violence? The Texas Family Code defines Family Violence as:

71.004 "Family Violence" (1) an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, or (2) abuse, as that term is defined by Sections 261.001(1)(C), (E), and (G) by a member of a family or household toward a child of the family or household. (3) dating violence


The following offenses are investigated by Domestic Violence Unit:

Assault (Family)

Aggravated Assault (Family)

Injury/Indecency to a Child (Family)

Violation of Protective Order


Kidnapping (Family)

False Imprisonment (Family)

Harassment (Family)

Deadly Conduct (Family)

Retaliation (Family)

Terroristic Threats (Family)

Sexual Assault (Family)

Interference with an Emergency Call

Burglary/Criminal Trespass (Family)


After making a police report, the case will be assigned to a Domestic Violence investigator to complete the follow-up investigation. In 2005 this unit investigated 2,284 cases of Family Violence.

To find out the investigator assigned to your case, please contact 972-721-6560