October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and law enforcement in Cayuga County are learning about new ways of investigating such cases. The Citizen reports members of the Auburn Police Department, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department, and state troopers heard stories Friday morning from families impacted by domestic violence.
Cases of domestic violence are rising in the county. Lieutenant Brian Schenck of the sheriff’s department tells the paper local authorities had over 22-hundred cases of domestic violence last year, which was about 300 more cases than they had in 2014.
The specialized training is funded partly by a two year, 200-thousand-dollar state grant.