Adult Protection Unit

Adult Protection Unit: Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

The Adult Protection Unit's primary responsibility is the prosecution of crimes involving our community's more vulnerable citizens. This program, started in 2008, combines resources to address the specialized needs of the elderly while continuing to protect victims of family violence. The Unit identifies those individuals who prey on senior and adult citizens and prosecutes these perpetrators. Apprehension and successful prosecution of those criminals is instrumental in helping to develop a more secure environment for senior members of our community.

The Unit also includes a community education component. By educating the community (especially our seniors and those who provide services to them) on crime prevention techniques and by getting citizens involved in crime prevention activities, we can reduce the number of crimes in Montgomery County and increase the quality of life for its citizens.