Survivors' Rights

Oakton Survivors' Rights Guarantee:

Sexual assaults, including date/acquaintance rape, are a very serious concern of Oakton Police. If you feel you are the survivor of a sexual assault on campus, Oakton Police will guarantee you the following:

  1. We will meet with you privately, at a place of your choice, to take a police incident report.
  2. We will not release, without your consent, your name to the public or to the press during the course of the criminal investigation.
  3. Our officers will not prejudge you, and you will not be blamed for what occurred.
  4. We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism.
  5. If you feel more comfortable talking with a female or male officer, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
  6. We will assist you in arranging for any hospital treatment or other medical needs, including transportation to a local hospital with a Rape Crisis Treatment Center.
  7. We will assist you in privately contacting counseling services, the development of a safety plan and advising you about other available/necessary resources.
  8. We will fully investigate your case and will help you to achieve the best outcome. This may involve the arrest and full prosecution of the suspect responsible. You will be kept up to date on the progress of the investigation and/or prosecution.
  9. We will continue to be available for you to answer questions, to explain the systems and processes involved (prosecutor, court, etc.) and, if you wish, to be a listening ear.
  10. We consider your case seriously regardless of you or any suspect's race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

If you feel you are a sexual assault survivor, call Oakton Police and indicate that you want to file a sexual assault report (privately). You may call anytime (24/7).

If we fail to achieve any part of the listed guarantee, the chief of police will meet with you personally to address any problems/concerns. Oakton Police want to help you make campus safe for its students, faculty, staff and visitors.