The Domestic Violence Unit consists of two Deputy Sheriff Detective's and a victim's advocate who is assigned full-time through the Marjaree Mason Center. The Domestic Violence Unit investigates various crimes involving domestic violence and domestic violence restraining orders.
"Domestic violence" is defined as abuse committed against an adult or minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.
"Abuse" means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to himself, herself, or another.
The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is committed to the proper handling of reported incidents of Domestic Violence. This is a serious crime against society and we will aggressively investigate crimes involving Domestic Violence. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office will enforce the laws pertaining to Domestic Violence vigorously to assure the victims of this crime the maximum protection from abuse under the law. Additionally, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is committed to preventing the recurrence of acts of violence and sexual abuse against the victims.
If you are in immediate danger and need to report an incident of domestic violence, please call 911 immediately. For all other inquiries related to domestic violence, contact your local sheriff’s office or police department. For further victim assistance contact the Marjaree Mason Center at mmcenter.org.
Sergeant Jeff Kertson