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'Whatever it takes' on NSW DV offenders

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016

Hundreds of repeat domestic violence perpetrators in NSW have been locked up as part of a "whatever it takes" policing initiative to nab serial family bashers.

Under the intensive monitoring initiative rolled out statewide earlier this year, repeat offenders who are placed on Domestic Violence Suspect Management Plans can expect traffic stops, spot checks and covert surveillance.

"You pick them up for anything - they've got the dog off the leash when they should have it on the leash, they've got repeated traffic offences, they've got drugs on them," Domestic Violence Prevention Minister Pru Goward told ABC radio on Tuesday.

"It is about saying to that offender ... we think you are a danger and whatever it takes, we are going to get you."

So far half of the 642 domestic violence offenders put on the management plans have been arrested and charged with offences, according to the NSW government.

Three quarters of those charged have been refused bail.

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