Armidale Police are attending almost 200 domestic violence incidents each year. Nearly four offences have been recorded every week since April 2015.
A domestic relationship is someone who is or has been married, or is or has been a de facto partner.
For an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander this includes having been part of an extended family or kin of the other person.
Superintendent Scott Tanner said, violence in these domestic relationships resulted in police action.
"We take a very proactive position towards family and domestic violence," he said.
"Our local police are aware of the expectations from myself and the Commissioner in regards to our response.
"We have a designated Domestic Violence team that provides expert advice to the frontline and provides additional welfare services to victims."
"If you commit a domestic violence offence in this district you will be held to account," Superintendent Tanner stated.
If you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence then contact police, you can remain anonymous by calling crime stoppers on 1800 3300 or call your local police station.