The Ridgecrest Police Department (RPD) has a Zero-Tolerance policy against any form of sexual abuse or sexual harassment of inmates detained in its custody. RPD is committed to enforcing the standards set forth by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
In support of RPDs zero-tolerance policy, RPD has established an RPD PREA Coordinator to oversee compliance with the PREA standards and respond to any reports of sexual abuse within the jail facility.
It is RPD'S policy to promptly, thoroughly and objectively investigate and document all reports of the following acts:
Harassment of an inmate or retaliation of an inmate for reporting or cooperating in an investigation of sexual abuse or harassment.
Sexual abuse or harassment of one inmate by another inmate
Sexual misconduct by an employee, contractor or volunteer
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When appropriate, investigated reports of sexual abuse shall be referred to the District Attorney's office for prosecution.