General Information – Establishment – Historical Background
The Family protection department operates as specialized department dealing with domestic violence and sexual assaults depending on privacy and partnership with all competent authorities. Public security directorate established specialized police department for family cases in 1997. Reasons beyond that refers to achieve the best care form women and children since they are the core of society in line with Royal Directives , public security directorate activates social and human role by following all cases related to sexual assault and domestic violence and the importance of developing the methods of investigations and interviews with victim of such cases via motivating them to report their cases to police. Family protection department is a real example in partnership between PSD and other governmental and non-governmental institutions to support the concept of ( community policing ).
Recently , family protection department extended the area of responsibility to cover all the governorates of the kingdom. New divisions and sections have been opened with all qualified personnel and modern technology. The new divisions have operated since march 2003 in Irbid , Zarqa , Balqah and Aqaba. In 2005, the new divisions at Madaba and Karak were innovated. In 1/8/2009 , Jerash , Ajloun and Mafraq divisions were started operating. Amman-the capital – is a very populated area , so that east Amman section was innovated in 21-2-2010 to receive all complaints. The department established offices at police directorates within area of responsibility.