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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Sex Crimes Unit (SCU)

 ***If you have been the victim of a sexual assault  that just occurred, dial 911 immediately.

If time has elapsed since the incident, you may call the non-emergency police number 503-823-3333 or respond to your nearest Police Station.***

The Sex Crimes Unit (SCU) consists of sworn personnel as well as victim advocates. The Sex Crimes Unit focuses on crimes of sexual violence within the City of Portland, investigating Measure 11 sexual assaults involving victims between the ages of 14 and 64 where the suspect is known to the victim, is a stranger, or in a “non-family” role, when the crime occurs in the City of Portland. Detectives and advocates work closely with Child Protective Services, medical professionals, prosecutors and advocacy agencies to provide support to the victims of these crimes.

These offenses include: Rape I and Rape II, Sodomy I and Sodomy II, Sex Abuse I and Sex Abuse II, Unlawful Sexual Penetration I and Unlawful Sexual Penetration II. The Sex Crimes Unit also investigates other non-Measure 11 felony and/or misdemeanor sex crimes, adult incest, and bigamy.

Victim-Centered Approach

  • Prioritizing the safety, privacy and well-being of the victim
  • Acknowledging and respecting victims’ input into the criminal justice system
  • Maintaining victims’ privacy and confidentiality

If you have reported a sex assault

If you have reported a sexual assault and would like an update on your case, call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400 and be prepared to give your case number. Staff assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit will contact you regarding your case. Please note that due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, members of the Unit will be unable to provide information to anyone without your permission.

The Rose Project

Testing Unsubmited Evidence Kits

What Happens When I Report?

If you desire to report to police, a uniformed officer will be dispatched to take initial information and a preliminary investigation will commence.

What is a Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a crime of power and control. The term sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim.

Community Resources

Links to more information.