Violence Against Women (VAWA)

The Lake Dallas Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit houses a Detective that is solely focused on investigating family violence related offenses. Funded under the Texas Office of the Attorney General's STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, this highly specialized position allows the police department to better support victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking through staff training, prevention and awareness, data collection, legal assistance, and treatment for trauma in additional to aggressively pursuing those who commit family violence and sexual assault.