Officer Tammy Kaleta is our police department’s domestic violence liaison officer. She has been a police officer since 2002 and is currently assigned to the 4pm-midnight shift.
In additional to her regular patrol duties, Officer Kaleta provides outreach and resources to those affected by domestic violence and violent crimes within our community. She is one of the department’s certified sexual assault investigators, and she has received specialized training in the following areas:
• Recognition of child abuse;
• Exploitation of the elderly and disabled;
• Teen relationship dating violence;
• Assisting children in crisis;
• Assisting victims of violent crimes;
In collaboration with various agencies including the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, Officer Kaleta is able to share current resources, legal updates and training information with her fellow officers to enhance our police service.
Through her outreach efforts, Officer Kaleta follows up on domestic violence incidents to offer victim assistance, support and resources to those in need.
In her role as liaison officer, Officer Kaleta attends quarterly meetings with members of the District Attorney’s office, the Department of Children and Families, domestic violence advocates and area police departments. In these task force meetings, information is shared about ongoing efforts to assist survivors of domestic violence, and there are training and networking opportunities for people working to end domestic and sexual violence.
Officer Kaleta also attends monthly meetings through the District Attorney’s office as part of the Domestic Violence High Risk Program. The objectives of this program are to reduce domestic violence homicides and to identify the most serious, repeat offenders. Evidence-based research has shown that high risk behaviors substantially increase the level of risk for victims. By identifying high risk behaviors and sharing case information, the team makes recommendations that maximize offender accountability and survivor safety.
All officers of the Easthampton Police Department are trained and equipped to intercede in domestic violence incidents. Officers are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to provide assistance.
In addition we work closely with the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, which sponsors many domestic violence prevention programs including the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP).
DVIP provides victims of abuse access to trained domestic violence advocates shortly after the police response. Domestic violence advocates can assist survivors in applying for a restraining order during court hours, after 8PM on weekdays, and 24-hours on weekends and Monday holidays. The domestic violence advocates offer a wide range of resources to a survivor or anyone in need of information or services. Survivors can also apply for a restraining order with the assistance of local or state police when Court is not in session.
If you have questions, concerns or would like more information, please contact Officer Tammy Kaleta at (413) 527-1212 extension 1090, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reach an on-duty officer for assistance 24-hours a day, call (413) 527-1212.
If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.