Dwayne Carey
Boone County Sheriff
Boone County Sheriff's Department and Jail
2121 County Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
Office (573) 875-1111
Fax (573) 874-8953

Enforcement


D.O.V.E. Program

Enforcement, Prosecution, Advocacy

Family Violence is a Crime!

Family violence includes causing physical harm or threatening physical harm, use of force to coerce you to do or not to do something, verbal abuse, and sexual abuse of any family member or intimate partner.

YOU HAVE A RIGHT NOT TO BE ABUSED.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE.

If you are assaulted:

Boone County has a Domestic Violence Enforcement Unit (D.O.V.E. Unit) who's mission is to decrease the level of domestic violence, by investigating domestic violence cases, promoting deterrence of violence, assisting victims, and interrupting the cycle of violence. The D.O.V.E. Unit, which is housed at the Columbia Police Department, is a specialized unit comprised of three investigators, two advocates, and two Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys.

If you have been the victim of assault, there is help available!

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