PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT
City of Ridgecrest Police Department
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 RPD's 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;
- • Sexual abuse, or harassment of one inmate by another inmate
- • Sexual misconduct by an employee, contractor, or volunteer
- • Harassment of an inmate or retaliation of an inmate for reporting or cooperating in an investigation of sexual abuse or harassment.
When appropriate, investigated reports of sexual abuse shall be referred to the District Attorney's office for prosecution.
Any person wishing to contact the PREA Coordinator regarding a sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or retaliation incident occurring in the RPD jail facility may call 760-499-5100 or email [email protected]
To file a report:
Complete the report form
Email form to [email protected]
or Mail to:
Ridgecrest Police Department
Attn: PREA Coordinator
100 W. California Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555