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This police department is looking for a liaison to help curb domestic violence

Screenshot of the Newport News Police Department headquarters (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)
Screenshot of the Newport News Police Department headquarters (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Google Maps)

The Newport News Police Department is in the process of hiring a specialist to help reduce domestic violence in the community.

The position reports to a police sergeant and the salary range for the position is $46,883.55 to $80,758.48, officials said.

“I just want to try something new,” said Police Chief Steve Drew.

Some duties of the specialist would include helping with community outreach such as working with middle, high school and college students, training police officers at the in-service training hours and working with the other agencies like Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Transitions, Drew sid.

The goal is to take proactive stance against domestic violence, he noted.

In addition, the specialist would refer and help victims of domestic violence access personal and legal support and other community providers and resources, according to the city’s job posting.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in counseling, guidance, psychology, sociology, criminal justice or a related field and 3 to 5 years of experience or a combination of education and experience and the department would prefer someone who has experience in assisting victims, social work and rehabilitation counseling.

For more information about the Domestic Violence Specialist or to apply, visit the city of Newport News website.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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