What's a Police Safety Order?

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A Police Safety Order (PSO) may be issued by Police when they attend a family violence incident. The PSO means the person being violent must leave the home temporarily, even if they own the property and live there. Police don’t need the consent of the victim to issue a PSO.

The PSO can last up to 10 days. This allows time for both the protected person and the person bound by the PSO to get help.

If the person bound by the PSO doesn’t keep the rules, Police may charge them, and they may have to go to court.

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