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More than 550 charged after NSW Police blitz targeting domestic violence offenders

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun6,2024
More than 550 people have been charged during a four-day police blitz targeting alleged domestic and family violence offenders in NSW.
Operation Amarok VI ran from Wednesday to Saturday, involving every police area command and district across the state.
During the operation, police arrested 554 alleged offenders and laid 1,070 charges, with 226 of those arrested wanted by police for serious domestic violence offences.

NSW Police Minister Yasmin Catley said Operation Amarok sent a strong message to perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

A woman in a blue blazer speaking into a row of media microphones.

NSW Police Minister Yasmin Catley said the blitz sent a message to perpetrators of domestic violence. Source: AAP / Bianca De Marchi

“These results show how seriously the NSW Police Force take domestic and family violence — this abhorrent behaviour is not tolerated,” she said in a statement.

“Anyone who commits this heinous crime can expect a knock at their door.”

Catley said the almost 150,000 calls made to NSW Police last year for domestic violence-related matters showed the size of the problem and the amount of police time and resources that went into addressing the issue.

NSW Police executive sponsor for domestic and family violence, deputy commissioner Peter Thurtell, said the results of Amarok VI showed the force’s commitment to tackling domestic violence and arresting offenders.
“NSW Police officers respond to incidents of domestic and family violence every single day, and Operation Amarok enables police statewide to conduct a targeted blitz of those who have been flagged as the worst domestic violence offenders,” he said.
“We saw significant arrest numbers in our regional communities, and we also saw arrests for offences that occurred allegedly while the offender was in jail.”
If you or someone you know is impacted by family and domestic violence or sexual assault call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit . In an emergency, call 000.
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  1. As a survivor of domestic violence, I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of the NSW Police to bring justice to offenders. These results demonstrate the seriousness with which the police force tackles this issue. Perpetrators must know that their actions will not go unpunished.

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