VI. Filing a Report with the Portland Police Bureau
Campus Safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will initiate an investigation, if the survivor wishes.
At the discretion of the survivor, Campus Safety will assist in filing a report with the Portland Police Bureau. Campus Safety officers are trained in working with survivors of sexual assault and rape by members of the Portland Police Sex Crimes Unit. The Portland Police Bureau is required by law to maintain the confidentiality of all survivors of sexual assault and rape.
The survivor may request that the Portland Police Bureau investigate the crime and gather evidence at the time of the incident. The longer the survivor waits, the smaller the amount of evidence the police will be able to obtain. However, it is important that there at least be a fresh incident report on file if the survivor decides later that he or she would like to take further action.
The survivor may request that the Police Bureau not investigate the crime itself but rather maintain the information of the crime and its particulars in its regular reservoir of crime data.