Abolishing Domestic Abuse

A deplorable statistic: despite the comparative tranquility of our community, domestic violence incidents still comprise a substantial number of calls for service at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Further, the National Institute of Justice estimates that only 25% of assaults are actually reported. And as often noted, domestic violence crosses all social lines, and in this respect, is an injurious unifier – no individual is exempt.

Countering this disturbing trend is the Warren County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement and community service mission. Our staff is committed to reducing domestic violence occurrences, through protection, through education, and through accessing every community resource available. Sheriff Hightower requires our telecommunicators and our deputies to be thoroughly trained in domestic violence responses, and in empowering victim support.

We believe that protection, education and aid resources should reach every single citizen who is a victim, or is a potential victim of domestic abuse. Assuring that every victim receives the utmost assistance, support and recovery service is a primary function of your Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

If you or someone you know needs our help, in an emergency, please call 911 immediately. In a non-emergency, and/or if you wish to remain anonymous, we urge you to call (270) 842-1633 to offer, or to obtain information.

Please see resources and sites below for Help for Abused and Battered Women:

  • To seek an Emergency Protective Order in Warren County, please call (270) 746-7811.
  • For safe shelter, contact BRASS (Barren River Area Safe Space) 1-800-928-1183
  • For community services, contact the Cabinet for Health/Family Services at (270) 746-7821.
  • In coping with the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, or incest, visit HelpGuide.org and/or call Hope Harbor 1-800-656-4673
  • For offender release updates, please call VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) 1-800-511-1670
  • You have the basic human right to be respected, safe and to protect yourself.
  • You have the right to ask for the help, which is available and free, and we at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office are here for you and your family’s protection, 24 hours a day.