FARGO - A year ago, Fargo Police Det. Chris Nichtern’s position didn’t exist. In November, Nichtern was appointed the domestic violence detective. His role involves reviewing and following up on domestic abuse cases to make sure victims stay safe and offenders comply with court orders.
FARGO – A child’s voice saying, “Mom and Dad are fighting” is commonly heard by dispatchers at the Red River Regional Dispatch Center. While neighbors and other witnesses report possible domestic abuse to police, it’s common for a young child in the home to call for help, said Lt. Joel Vettel of the Fargo Police Department.
FARGO – Domestic violence comes at a cost to social services, police resources, health care, employment and education. Addressing the problem takes time, money and staffing. It shows up in emergency rooms and clinic offices. It affects attendance and productivity at work and school.
MOORHEAD - They are perhaps the most vulnerable and invisible victims of domestic abuse. Senior citizens, especially those dependent upon a caregiver, can easily become verbally, physically or sexually abused or financially exploited.
FARGO - Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes says his department responds to an average of five to seven calls a day related to domestic violence.
“Not a day goes by or a shift goes by that we’re not responding to at least one or two domestic violence calls,” says police Detective Chris Nichtern.
FARGO – Silent wars are being waged by women in the workplace every day.
“The tension between women is different than the tension between men or a woman and a man,” said Katherine Crowley, vice president and co-owner of management consulting firm K Squared Enterprises in New York City. “It’s high school all over again.”
FARGO – “My name is Carlos, and I have no fur.”
Carlos is one of seven unique cats in Peter J. Goodman’s educational book series that deals with topics such as bullying, communication, fears and illness.
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