Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. The Air Force promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes. 

Sexual assault is criminal conduct. It falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform. Specifically, it violates Air Force Core Values. Inherent in our core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do is respect: self-respect, mutual respect and respect for our Air Force as an institution. 

Our core values and respect are the foundation of our wingman culture -- a culture in which we look out for each other and take care of each other. Incidents of sexual assault corrode the very fabric of our wingman culture; therefore, we must strive for an environment where this type of behavior is not tolerated and where all Airmen are respected. 

Reporting Options

Restricted Reporting 
This option is for victims of sexual assault who wish to confidentially disclose the crime to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and services without triggering the official investigative process. Service members who are sexually assaulted and desire restricted reporting under this policy must report the assault to a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA), or a healthcare personnel. 

Healthcare personnel will initiate the appropriate care and treatment, and report the sexual assault to the SARC in lieu of reporting the assault to law enforcement or the chain of command. Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately assign an advocate to the victim. The assigned Victim Advocate will provide accurate information on the process of restricted and/or unrestricted reporting. 

At the victim's discretion/request an appropriately trained healthcare personnel shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. In the absence of a Department of Defense provider, the Service member will be referred to an appropriate civilian facility for the SAFE. 

Unrestricted Reporting 
This option is for victims of sexual assault who desire medical treatment, referral services and an official investigation of the crime. When selecting unrestricted reporting, you should use current reporting channels, e.g. chain of command, law enforcement or report the incident to the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), or request healthcare personnel to notify law enforcement. Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately assign a Victim Advocate (VA). At the victim's discretion/request, healthcare personnel shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. Details regarding the incident will be limited to only those personnel who have a legitimate need to know. 

Local Information


How to Report a Sexual Assault
1. Call the SARC reporting line at any time (24/7). You will reach the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) during duty hours. After duty hours the phone may be answered by an authorized Victim Advocate: 702-652-SARC (7272) 

2. If you are not in the local area or are looking for Department of Defense (DoD) or civilian sexual assault prevention and response resources you can use the 24/7 DoD Safe Helpline. Users have three ways to access their services - "click, call or text" for confidential support. 

- Click - Logging on to www.SafeHelpline.org for live, one-on-one confidential help with a trained professional.

- Call - Calling the hotline at 1-877-995-5247 allows users to speak with a trained staff member for personalized advice and support to military and/or civilian resources.

- Text - Texting a location or zip code to 55-247 in the US and 202-470-5546 outside the US allows users to receive contact information for the SARC, medical, legal, spiritual and military police personnel at their installation or base. 

3. If you or someone you know has been sexually assault and you need assistance, please follow these guidelines: 
. It is recommend you do not change clothes, but if you feel you must, bring soiled clothing in a paper bag--not plastic 
. Do not eat or drink anything 
. Do not shower, brush your teeth or use mouthwash 
. Do not take or apply any type of medication to any injuries 
. Do not use the bathroom, but if you must, bring urine for testing in a plastic or glass container 
. Do not disturb or clean up the crime scene 

4. In the Las Vegas area, you need to go to the University Medical Center Adult Emergency Department at 1800 W. Charleston (near Rancho Drive) for Sexual Assault Exam: 702-383-3922. Nurse will call a Victim Advocate for you.