News : Domestic Violence Hotline Undergoing Technical Changes
Jan 2, 2015 -- The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Hotline is undergoing some technical changes and may not be accessible for a few days, according to a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Anyone who needs to report a domestic violence incident should call 858-2903, said Scott Zylka, executive assistant to the sheriff.
"If they call that number, they’ll be connected with a domestic violence advocate. Of course, if it is an emergency, they should always dial 911," Zylka said.
Zylka said the old 667 exchange , which is operated out of Orchard Park, is being converted to an 858 exchange, which is the prefix for Erie County Sheriff’s Office divisions located in downtown Buffalo.
The sheriff’s office will make an announcement about the new domestic violence hotline next week after issues with the old 667 exchange are resolved, he added.
"We’re working with (information technology) individuals to figure that out, Zylka said.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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