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Generally not. Visitation is a civil matter, not a criminal matter and police have little authority or responsibility in any civil matter. To enforce your visitation rights, you will probably need to consult a private attorney. Most departments won't even touch a visitation matter unless the child is endangered (and there must be evidence). you will need to contact an attorney to get anything else done.

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Q: Police fail to enforce court order for visitation can they be sued and who does the enforcement of court orders?
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