On Oct. 27, The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Niagara Falls Police Department and Niagara County Probation, took part in the 18th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. A total of 80 domestic violence-related warrants were attempted with 13 of them being served. Of the warrants served, eight were class A-misdemeanors, one E-felony, three D-felonies, and one violation of Family Court Act.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed nationally every October. This event helps bring to light the issue of domestic violence and its effects of victims, survivors, families and communities.