Hundreds arrested as NSW’s most dangerous domestic violence offenders targeted during Operation Amarok II
26th April, 2023
Minister For Police and Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley and NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb announced the results of successful anti-domestic violence operation, Amarok 2, today at Sydney Police Centre in Surry Hills.
Ms Catley, said some of the state’s most dangerous domestic violence offenders have been targeted, and 644 people charged with serious offences, as part of a four-day operation across NSW.
“The NSW Government will continue to support a wider strategy to address domestic violence so that anyone who commits these crimes can expect police to come knocking,” Ms Catley said.
“The statistics following Amarok II speak for themselves – 644 arrested and charged with serious offences – and show that police are making a difference every day to address the complex issue of domestic violence.
“The NSW Government will support Police to address domestic violence from all angles – from victim support, diverse reporting options and educating the public, to operations such as Amarok which target the most violent offenders,” Ms Catley said.
Operation Amarok II, an intelligence-based policing strategy led by each region’s Domestic Violence High-Risk Offender Teams (DVHROT), ran from last Wednesday (19 April 2023) to Saturday (22 April 2023) and involved officers from all police area commands and police districts in NSW, as well as various proactive and specialist units.
NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said reducing the risk of harm to victims remains a key organisational priority.
“Perpetrators are on notice; the Amarok arm of our strategy focuses on them, including assessing their intent, their capability to inflict harm and the access they have to their current or future victims,” Commissioner Webb said.
“We will continue proactive Amarok deployments, along with the use of a sophisticated suite of strategies, to target dangerous domestic violence offending and protect our communities.”
Information about the NSW Police Force response to domestic and family violence, can be found online: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/crime/domestic_and_family_violence.
Victims of domestic and family violence can find information about support services by contacting 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visiting: https://www.1800respect.org.au.
Reports of domestic and family-related crime or abuse can be made by contacting or attending your local police station. In an emergency, contact Triple Zero (000).
Anyone with information relating to domestic and family-related violence is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.