The Domestic Violence Division is led by Detective Daniel Ehlers
The Domestic Violence Division is responsible for the follow-up to all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. In cooperation with the Melrose Alliance Against Violence this division provides support and assistance to victims concerning matter such as restraining orders and victim witness advocates.
The Melrose Police Department participates in the Verizon HopeLine Program. This recycling and donation program collects wireless phones that are no longer being used. Phones are then refurbished or recycled and sold. The funds raised from the sale of refurbished phones are used to purchase wireless phones combined with 3,000 minutes of donated airtime per phone for use by domestic violence survivors.
If you have a cell phone you no longer use, we encourage you to donate it to Verizon’s HopeLine New England Program at any Verizon Wireless store or at the Melrose Police Department Headquarters at 56 West Foster Steet.
Melrose Alliance Against Violence
The Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) is a non-profit, community-based organization that works closely with the Melrose Police Department, focusing on outreach, education and community collaboration in order to raise awareness of the problems of bullying, teen dating and domestic violence. Programs include community awareness activities, outreach and support for victims, training for parents and professionals, and education and prevention programs for youth.