We cannot overstate the importance of limiting contact with others and stopping the spread of this virus. Please stay home unless you absolutely need to go out. We are here to provide assistance as needed. Please call 508-775-0445 x 0 for non-emergency situations. Please call 911 for all emergencies.
Since the start of the pandemic, Yarmouth Police Department has seen an increase in domestic violence related calls for service. A comparison of the same time frame of March through April in 2019 vs. 2020 has shown an increase of 27% in domestic violence incidents. Additionally, there has been 9% increase in arrests as a result of the calls.
The Yarmouth Police Department and area partners have many resources available for the victims of domestic & sexual violence. If you, or someone you know, are in need of assistance please contact the Yarmouth Police Department at 508-775-0445 ex 2100. For emergency calls dial or text 911 for immediate assistance.
Some local resources for help are;
YPD Domestic Violence Advocate: 508-775-0445 ex 2181
Independence House: 1-800-439-6507 www.independencehouse.org
Safelink: 1-877-758-2020 https://casamyrna.org/get-support/safelink/
Children’s Cove: 508-375-0410 www.childrenscove.org
Department of Children & Families: 1-800-792-5200 www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-children-families
Domestic Violence Specialist at DTA: 617-504-6059 www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-transitional-assistance
Total Calls For Service: 555
Alarm Responses: 18
Area/Building Checks: 353