Law enforcement can see increase domestic violence calls over the holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. —Last month was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But as the holidays approach, local law enforcement is reminding you what to look out for.

The Medford Police Domestic Violence Task Force says it can see an increase in domestic violence calls over the holidays.  In 2021, it averaged around 250 calls for service each month.

It recommends if you see something out of the ordinary, say something.

“If you see that they have an increased fear, or increased amount of anxiety or they are not allowed to be alone, away from that person, or maybe they are saying things as he or she would never let me do this or that or wouldn’t be okay with me doing something that seems pretty routine,” said Carson Chapman with the task force.

MPD’s non-emergency line is (541)-770-4784.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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