NSW Police have charged almost 600 people with serious domestic violence offences during the first Operation Amarok V of the year, a four-day high-visibility operation targeting the state’s most high-risk domestic violence offenders.

A total of 590 people were arrested, and 1183 charges were laid during the operation. Of those arrested, 229 were wanted by police for serious domestic violence offences.

The intelligence-based policing strategy led by each region’s Domestic Violence High-Risk Offender Teams (DVHROT) ran from 7 to 10 February 2024 and involved officers from all police area commands and police districts in NSW, as well as various proactive and specialist units.

NSW Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley said “Operation Amarok V is the largest ever crackdown on dangerous domestic and family violence offenders, with the ultimate goal being to safeguard the community and reduce the incidence of serious harm or death.”

Victims of domestic and family violence can find information about support services by calling 1800 737 732 or visiting 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).