A police report can help you get protection from violence. The police can arrange protective steps for 14 days (Law on Protection against Violence, LPV). For example, they could order the person behaving violently to leave the house. They could also issue a restraining order or ban the violent person from entering particular streets or areas. If the danger still exists after the fourteen days are up, you can apply to the court to have the protective measures extended for up to 3 months.
If you are not sure whether you should report someone, or if you need help applying for an extension to the protection, you can get advice from a specialist unit:
Zurich cantonal police
Domestic violence unit 044 295 98 60 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Zurich city police
Domestic violence unit 044 411 64 12 | email@example.com
Winterthur city police
Domestic violence unit 052 267 64 69 | firstname.lastname@example.org
If you decide to report someone, you can contact any police station to make the report. Ideally, choose a “Detektivposten” in Zurich, a police station in Winterthur or a cantonal police station in your region.