The Domestic Violence investigators conduct investigations of misdemeanors and felonies, involving a family or household member committed by another family or household member (past or present). This also includes intimate partners, any persons who are parents of a child in common, regardless of whether they have been married or resided together. Domestic violence is about power, control, domination and fear. When one person exhibits a pattern of attempting to gain power and control over someone with whom he or she has or had a relationship, this person is committing domestic violence. An abuser might try to gain control through physical violence, sexual violence, threats, emotional abuse, financial control, legal status, harassment, or stalking. Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, regardless of social, economic, ethnic or educational background.