Emergency alarms, radios could help in fight against domestic violence

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MADISON, Wis. - Dane County will have a new tool to help fight against domestic violence.

County Executive Joe Parisi and District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced the city will be purchasing emergency alarms and radios that will be placed in the homes of those at risk of being victims of domestic violence.

The alarms will connect directly to the Dane County 911 center, triggering an automatic police response.

"We want to put potential perpetrators on notice that violence of any type will not be tolerated in our community," Parisi said. "If you're planning on threatening violence in homes equipped with this alarm, the full force of law enforcement will be upon you within minutes.

Funds from the city as well as a $100,000 Victims of Crime Act Grant will help fund the alarms.