In the first quarter of 2015, the Portland Police Bureau undertook and completed an extensive audit regarding the number of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits stored in it property room. As a result of this audit, the Portland Police Bureau applied for and received a federal grant to help with the cost of testing and investigation.
Kits Currently Being Tested
The Portland Police Bureau has sent the following kits to be tested:
- 2010, 2011, 2012 for adult victims with known offenders
- 2004, 2005, 2006 for minor victims with known offenders
If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit. Please call 503-823-0125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, the Rose Project will be unable to provide information to anyone except the victim listed on the police report.
Past News Releases on this project:
May 2015 - Portland Police Bureau Applying for Federal Grant Funding to Test Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Kits
September 2015 - Portland Police Bureau Awarded $2 Million Federal Grant to Test SAFE Kits
October 2015 - Portland Police Bureau Formally Accepts Federal Grant to Test SAFE Kits
April 2016 – Grant-Funded SAFE Kit Testing to Begin at Utah Lab
May 2016 – Police Bureau Releases Rose Project Public Service Announcement