Emergency Protective Order

An emergency protective order is issued by a judge at the request of a law enforcement officer where there is a danger of domestic violence, child abuse, abduction or elder abuse.  This usually occurs when the officer has been called to a scene for a disturbance and then feels an emergency protective order is necessary.  The officer will contact the court and seek a judicial officer.

An emergency protective order is only temporary.  The protected person must come to the Court house to file an application for a permanent restraining order.