More recently, victims of domestic violence may demand a provisional order from the cops, without waiting for an ordinary one, approved by the judge. The interim protection order model and its instructions have been officialized recently. The policeman comes to the scene, puts the victim of domestic violence to answer certain questions and to make a statement, and will appreciate, based on a scale, if there really is a risk that the life or physical integrity of the victim may be jeopardized.
In order to give an interim protection order, the policeman will first use a risk assessment form. In this form, there are several questions that the victim should answer and, depending on the answers (tick the appropriate boxes for yes / no), but also with his / her findings, the policeman determines whether or not the provisional order is required.