Assault / Sexual Assault

Quick Tip: Dial 911 and report incident immediately.


Assault / Sexual Assault

IN THE EVENT OF AN ASSAULT:
Dial 911 and report it immediately. For non-emergency assistance, contact GVSU police at (616) 331-3255.

  • Check if the area is safe to approach.

  • Ask if the person is physically injured.

  • Render assistance to the victim.

  • Avoid touching the victim.

  • Listen carefully.

  • Do not question the person about the details of the attack.

  • Protect the scene for evidence.

  • Encourage the victim NOT to clean up, shower, or change clothing to prevent valuable evidence from being destroyed.

BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • Location of incident.

  • Any weapons involved.

  • Type of injury.

  • Description of suspect.

  • Your name, location, and phone number.