I've been back to work now (after returning from maternity leave) for about a month. Our county gets around 30,000 domestic violence calls each year, so it's an intense job for a DV detective. Our county just established a Domestic Violence Unit in the police department in January of 2006. I've been working in it since the beginning, but was on light duty due to my pregnancy. Now that I'm back, I'm on full duty. I can honestly say this is one of the most challenging positions that I've had in the department. For every arrest we make and every victim we convince to testify there are two more who we cannot get to prosecute. But I feel that we're really making a difference, and I enjoy my job very much.
Just felt like speaking up, since things have been quiet.