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October 31, 2023

After I get an order, what steps will law enforcement take to help ensure my safety?

After you get a protective order, you have the option to ask your local police or sheriff to do periodic “security checks” to try to keep you safe. Security checks can include officers driving by to observe the outside of your home or remaining nearby in the area around your home. Security checks will continue while the order is in effect until:

  • you ask law enforcement to discontinue security checks; or
  • law enforcement determines that you no longer require security checks.1

1​ Ga. Code § 19-13-4.1

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