Domestic Violence Unit

For Domestic Violence forms:


In the event of an emergency please call 9-1-1.

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence, we can help. Oftentimes, persons experiencing domestic violence fail to report abuse, take preventive measures or follow up on criminal actions due to fear, embarrassment or self-blame. In many cases, these persons are unaware of their rights under the legal system. Domestic Violence is a serious crime which affects over 3 million people nationwide each year. Statistics have shown that the majority of victims are woman and that Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more so than vehicle accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Studies also suggest that as many as 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.

If you are here seeking knowledge or assistance it means you are seriously considering ways to help protect yourself or maybe a loved one. Please look over the information below and contact us if you have any questions or immediate needs. We are here to help you.

Domestic Violence is defined as any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household upon another. According to Massachusetts General Law, ”abuse” is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:

  • Attempted to cause or causing physical harm;
  • Placed another in fear of imminent serious physical harm;
  • Caused another to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat or duress.
Family or household members are persons who:

  • Are or were married to one another;
  • Are or resided together in the same household;
  • Are or were related by blood or marriage;
  • Have a child in common regardless of whether they have ever married or lived together; or
  • Are or have been in a substantive dating or engagement relationship.

Contact Information:
Detective Rosalba Medina
Phone: 617-466-4823

Detective Fernando Camacho
Phone: 617-466-4830

The Chelsea Police Department works closely with the courts and district attorneys to ensure that persons get the best assistance possible. Additionally, the Chelsea Police support the efforts of the following agencies that assist persons affected by domestic violence:

Search for available 24-hour hotlines by selecting the filter button below:

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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

24 - Hour Multilingual Hotline: 617-338-2355

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Chelsea HarborCOV

A 24-hour hotline: 617-884-9909. Read More
  • 24-Hour Hotline

Domestic Violence Project

24 - Hour Hotline:  330.453.SAFE (7233)
or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233).
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DOVE, Inc.

24 - Hour Hotline: 617-471-1234
Emotional Support Intake Line: 617-770-4065 Ext. 300
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Fenway Community Health Center

To reach the Violence Recovery Program consult line:
800-834-3242 (Toll Free)
* TTY 617-859-1256

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Haven at MGH

Chelsea HAVEN Advocate: 617-887-3513
After business hours and on weekends or holidays, please call SafeLink,
Massachusetts’ 24-hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, at 1-877-785-2020.
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SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide domestic violence.
24/7 hotline:

TTY: (1-788-521-2601)
SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24 hours a day in  English, Spanish.

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