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Family Crimes Unit

The Family Crimes unit has the responsibility of investigating offenses related to a family unit. They include child abduction/stealing/kidnapping, child abuse/neglect, contributing to delinquency of a minor, missing juveniles, domestic violence, criminal threats (domestic violence), stalking (domestic violence related), violations of domestic violence court orders, lewd/annoying conduct (including phone calls), all sexual assaults (child or adult), indecent exposure, sex registrants and Megan’s Law Information. Sergeant Kevin Craig, the supervisor of the unit can be contacted at (714) 738-6580 or by e-mail kcraig@fullertonpd.org

For more information on topics related to the Family Crimes Unit please select from the list below:

Domestic Violence Information

Domestic Violence Resources

Obtaining a Restraining Order

Missing Juveniles

Child Abuse

Sex Registrants in the City of Fullerton

Registering as a Sex Offender


Domestic Violence Information

We at the Fullerton Police Department take the issue of domestic violence very seriously. Predictably and tragically, abusive relationships can and do lead to pain, injuries and even death! Experience tells us that abuse will continue and will increase over time unless there is intervention.

If you have children, even if they are not the direct target of the violence, they are being victimized. Children who live in violent, abusive homes are traumatized.

They feel hopeless and powerless and learn quickly that home is not a safe place.

If you are a victim of domestic violence we encourage you to seek help by reporting the abuse to the police department. The Fullerton Police Department's Family Crimes Unit has specially trained detectives who are here to help and can offer you many referrals that can assist you in starting the process of taking control of your life and living free from violence.

If you would like to report an incident of domestic violence you can call the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6800. If you would like more information on domestic violence you can call (714) 738-6767 and ask to speak to a Family Crimes detective.


Domestic Violence Resources

Shelter Information

Legal

Financial

Counseling/Support Groups


Obtaining a Restraining Order

As a victim of domestic violence, you have the right to file a petition with the Superior Court requesting a restraining order. Judges may issue orders that:

  • Restrain the batterer (restrained person) from abusing the victim (protected person) and other family members.
  • Direct the restrained person to leave the household.
  • Prevent the restrained person from entering the protected person's residence, school, business or place of employment.
  • Award the protected person temporary custody of minor children.
  • Restrain the restrained person from bothering or interfering with minor children in the protected person's custody.
  • Direct the restrained person to pay for the support of minor children if he or she has a legal obligation to do so.
  • Direct the restrained person to make specified payments coming due while the order is in effect.
  • Direct that either one or both parties participate in counseling.

After you file a restraining order with the court, the restrained person must be served with a copy of the order before it can be enforced. A copy of the order must also be filed with the police agency having jurisdiction over the protected person's residence. After a restraining order has been properly served and filed, the restrained person is subject to arrest for any violation of the order.

Restraining orders can be obtained at the Lamoreaux Justice Center, located at 341 The City Drive, #C-705, in the city of Orange, Monday through Friday.

If you would like more information on how to obtain a restraining order you can contact the Orange County Victim/Witness Restraining Order information line at (714) 973-0134. Please note that restraining orders can not be obtained through the Fullerton Police Department.


Missing Juveniles

Each year hundreds of juveniles are reported to the Fullerton Police Department as either missing or as runaways. Thankfully the vast majority of these juveniles return home on their own or are located by law enforcement. The key to successfully locating a missing juvenile is reporting the juvenile as a missing/runaway in a timely manner. The quicker a juvenile is reported as a missing/runaway, better the chances the police have to locate them. A person does not have to be missing for 24 hours before they can be reported to the police department as a missing/runaway. It is important to file a report with the police department as soon as you realize the juvenile is missing or has runaway.

You may file a missing persons/runaway report at the front counter of the Fullerton Police Department or by calling (714) 738-6800.

When the reported missing/runaway returns or is located it is important to contact the Fullerton Police Department so we may update our records!!


Child Abuse

The law requires certain professionals, such as police officers, to file a report on a known or suspected child abuse, which includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional abuse. But, community members also have an important role in protecting children from abuse and neglect. A child's life could be saved if members of the community report cases of known or suspected child abuse.

You can report known or suspected child abuse directly to the Fullerton Police Department by calling (714) 738-6800.You can also make a report with Orange County Social Services by calling the Child Abuse Registry at (714) 940-1000 (24 hours).


Sex Registrants in the City of Fullerton

You can receive information on sex offenders living in your area by logging onto the Office of the Attorney General's “Megan’s Law” web site at www.meganslaw.ca.gov. This site will provide you with access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. This site also provides answers to many frequently asked questions as well as provides you with valuable tips on how to protect your family from sexual predators.

Please note, the Fullerton Police Department is prohibited by law from providing any information on persons registered as sex offenders other than that information already listed on the Megan’s Law web site.

It is against the law for any person who is required to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290 to enter the “Megan’s Law” web site and by doing so could be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment. (Pen. Code, § 290.46, subd. (h)(2).).


Registering as a Sex Offender in the City of Fullerton

Please read to the following carefully as it provides important information on how to register with the city of Fullerton as a sex offender or how to complete an annual update of your current registration information.

An appointment is required in order to register as a sex offender or to complete an annual update. WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please make sure you arrive for your appointment on time. Arriving late may result in the need to reschedule your appointment for a later date and time. Please bring the following items with you at the time of your appointment: 1) A valid Califoria state ID card or drivers license with a current photo. An out of state picture ID card or driver's license will be acceptable. 2) Proof of your current address, such as a rental agreement or a utility bill which shows your name and address. 3) If you are currently on Probation or Parole you will need to bring the name and telephone number of your Probation Officer or Parole Agent. Failing to bring these items at the time of your appointment may result in the need to reschedule your appointment for a later date and time. If you would like to make an appointment please call (714) 738-6767 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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