City of Southfield to host Domestic Violence Community Forum November 8

November 7, 2023

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Five local law enforcement leaders will participate in forum with court and health care professionals to address domestic violence issues in metro Detroit

The city of Southfield will host a Domestic Violence Community Forum, in partnership with the city of Farmington Hills, on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. 

The forum will feature an insightful conversation between five local law enforcement leaders as well as court and health care professionals as they address ways to reduce domestic violence. Forum participants include:

  • Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren
  • Oak Park Police Director Steve Cooper
  • Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King
  • Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington 
  • Detroit Police Chief James White

The panel will also feature representatives from Haven, Southfield Domestic Violence Group, the 46th District Court, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse and Somerset Plastic Surgery. 

“Domestic violence is not a private matter. It is a crime that is often hidden behind closed doors, but it can have devastating consequences for victims, their families, and our community as a whole,” commented Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren. “I am proud to be a part of the upcoming Domestic Violence Community Forum in Southfield. This event is an opportunity for us to come together as a community to raise awareness about domestic violence, discuss solutions, and support victims.”  

“Domestic Violence calls are some of the worst calls to answer,” commented Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King. “The anger and hatred at the heart of domestic violence situations can cause them to become dangerous and deadly in a short period of time.”

The forum will be moderated by Fox 2 News Legal Analyst Charlie Langton. The community is invited to participate in this roundtable discussion where the public will be encouraged to provide insight and ideas to help resolve the problem of domestic violence.

For more information, contact Southfield Crime Prevention at (248) 796-5582, Southfield Community Relations at (248) 796-5130 or contact the Event Coordinator Ms. Pea Gee at (248) 832-2799 or visit