Sometimes victims, alone or together with their children, flee their homes and find shelter with their relatives, friends or at safe houses. In such circumstances they often cannot take their personal belongings with them. 

quick exitA common question is how victims or at least their children can retrieve their belongings. Victims are eligible to a police escort. At their request the police will escort them to their residence so that they will be able to take their personal belongings they need and the belongings of their children

The police enter the residence at a victim's request and ensure the safety of persons involved and of their property. Only victims are entitled to be assisted by the police in retrieving personal belongings from their home.

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At the police station located nearest to you, you can arrange for the protection of a police escort to return home to collect your personal belongings.

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