The police play a leading role in reducing violence against women by an intimate partner. When women experience violence, they usually turn to the police before any other authority for protection. Risk assessment and risk management are two vital steps that police officers can take to ensure the immediate and ongoing safety and well-being of those affected by intimate partner violence.

EIGE’s guidelines and recommendations offer a common approach for use by police officers across the EU. They build on the institute’s previous work aimed at strengthening institutional responses to intimate partner violence.