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Police Report

Are you interested in filing a formal police report and having the incident investigated?

San Diego Police Department

Non-Emergency Line: 619-531-2000
Emergency: 911

If the incident occurred recently:

Do what you can to preserve evidence. After sexual violence, do not shower until you have considered whether to have a no-cost sexual assault forensic exam within 72 hours of the assault. You do not need to make a formal report or press charges to have a sexual assault forensic exam (SART Exam). Save the clothes you were wearing (unwashed) in a paper or cloth bag. After sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking, take photos of any damage or injury and keep communication records (i.e. texts, emails, letters).

Evidence collection options:

SART Exam - A SART exam is the collection of evidence that entails interaction with Public Safety/SDPD, a police report and interaction with the County’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at a medical facility off-campus. It is free and may be arranged through Public Safety or the San Diego Police Department. A confidential advocate from Center for Community Solutions will be made available to you. Consider having a family member or friend accompany you for additional support during the exam.

Non-Investigative Report (NIR) - Adult victims who wish to have physical evidence collected pursuant to a sexual assault incident, but do not wish to have Public Safety or Law Enforcement investigate the incident at that time, may have this evidence collected through a SART exam at one of the adult SART facilities. This may be done by contacting the San Diego County DV Hotline (888-385-4657) or contacting SDPD Communications at (619) 531-2000. The NIR exam is free. A confidential advocate from Center for Community Solutions will be made available to you. Consider having a family member or friend accompany you for additional support during the exam.

At your request, USD can assist in contacting law enforcement.  If you decide to pursue the criminal process, USD will cooperate with law enforcement agencies to the extent permitted by law.

Where the matter involves allegations of sexual assault or other criminal conduct and/or the matter involves the safety of any member of the USD community, the Department of Public Safety will notify law enforcement of a report of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence. A Complainant has the option to decide whether or not to participate in any investigation conducted by law enforcement.

Contact Information

Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE)
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: 619-260-2396

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