The Office for Combating Cybercrime of Cyprus Police runs the following webpage: https://cyberalert.cy, which enables victims of cybercrime to report a complaint online.
The website mentioned above publishes security warnings to the public arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. fake news or apps, bogus websites, how cybercriminals profit from COVID-19 crisis, financial fraud linked to COVID-19 health crisis). Also informs the public about advisory warnings issued by Europol, Interpol and FBI related with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Police handle/investigate all reports regarding domestic violence, taking all necessary steps required, depending on each case separately, including applying to courts for the issue of protection orders for the victims (given that during this period the Courts in Cyprus function normally as regards the trial of serious and urgent cases).
Considering the increased risk factors existing for women and children (social distancing, isolation at home exclusively with the perpetrator), further steps have been taken by the police, aiming at effectively protecting the victims in these circumstances.
These include the following:
In general, cases of Domestic Violence, as all other cases and incidents reported, are handled by the Police in full compliance with the special measures implemented towards the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 (use of protective equipment in the police stations and other police premises, use of antiseptics, temperature taking, etc).