Sexual Assault Investigations
The purpose of this policy is to provide law enforcement officers and investigators with guidelines for responding to reports of sexual assault. The safety and well-being of the victim should be the focus, and at the forefront of all responses. This policy addresses response in the following areas: interaction and assistance to victims of sexual assault; identification and collection of evidence; collaboration with community partners, outside agencies and service providers; and the conducting of interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects. Because of the unique dynamics involved in sexual assault investigations this policy covers the victim’s first report, initial law enforcement response, investigative follow-up, and prosecution.
The Utah Sexual Assault Kit Initiative wants to give every survivor the opportunity to find out what happened with their sexual assault kit.
Contact the SAKI Victim Advocate through the SAKI Information line to get answers to your questions at 801-893-1145