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How to report a sexual assault

There are several different ways that you can submit a sexual assault report:

  • If you are in imminent danger (i.e. if the assault is taking place at the time or a suspect has just fled the scene), call 9-1-1.

  • If there is no danger present at the specific time, call the Edmonton Police Service's (EPS) Non-Emergency line at: 780-423-4567. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, dial: 780-425-1231.

  • If comfortable, you can proceed to the front counter of any one of the six EPS divisions to speak with an officer in person. They can assist you with next steps.

  • If you are a student or your child’s school has a School Resource Officer, students and parents can approach the Constable.

  • If you are 16 or older at the time of reporting, and the event occurred more than seven days ago, you can report a sexual assault online through the EPS’ Online Police Reporting Service.

  • Prior to contacting EPS, you can go to the hospital and ask to see a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Nurse. SART is a team of female Registered Nurses who have been trained specifically to care for people who have been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days (168 hours).

When deciding whether to report a sexual assault to the police, it is important to know what will be involved in the process so you can make the decision that is best for you. For more information on what you can expect if/when you decide to make a report, visit What you can expect when reporting a sexual assault.

If you choose not to report to the police you can still receive medical attention at any hospital, and counseling through the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton or Saffron Centre Ltd in Strathcona County.

If you have been the victim of Sexual Assault and you require support, please contact Crime and Trauma-Informed Support Services at 780-421-2217 or via email.