Evansville Police Department

Domestic Violence Unit

An investigator is assigned to investigate and follow up on incidents of Domestic violence involving both juveniles and adults. The unit meets with representatives from the prosecutor’s office, Child Protective Service (CPS) and advocates of various community organizations in order to foster cooperation between agencies when investigating crimes and providing referral services.


The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office has established a victim assistance program.  While the criminal justice system cannot undo the damage done to crime victims, the Prosecutor’s Office is dedicated to providing information and assistance in order to minimize the unpleasant effects of a difficult situation. Because victim and witness participation is vital to pursuing any criminal matter, the Victim/Witness Assistance Program considers your input and opinions essential in bringing criminals to justice. With a cooperative effort from the victim, witnesses, and the Prosecutor’s Office, they will more effectively prosecute those who have violated the law and provide valuable services to those who have been adversely affected by crime.

For more information on this program click the below link:



Where can I file petition for a Protective Order?

You may file a petition for a Protective Order in any court unless you have a pending divorce or legal separation in another court. Then, you must file the petition in that court. Vanderburgh County residents may file the order at the Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office, Vanderburgh County Courts Building located at 825 Sycamore Street. There is no charge to file a petition for a Protective Order.

What information is needed to file a protective order?

You will need to have the abuser’s name, sex, race, height, and weight (approximations are OK), hair color, eye color and date of birth. You should also have a known address where the abuser can be served with the order.

Contact the Domestic Violence Unit

The Domestic Violence Unit is located at Holly’s House, 750 North Park Drive, Evansville, IN.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
After hours emergency call outs are initiated by calling the Central Dispatch center at 911.

Phone: (812) 436-7949
Fax: (812) 435-2396