The Lincoln Police Department has developed a form to allow a victim to complete and submit the anonymous report on-line. A report can also be made though our Emergency Communications Center. Victims may call (402) 441-3866, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This line is dedicated to receiving anonymous sexual assault reports. The employee will walk the caller through the same questions listed on the Anonymous Sexual Assault Report Form, but will not ask for the victim's name or other identifying information.
Once the report is completed, online or over the phone, a report number is generated (similar to SA172) for reference.
If the crime took place within the last 120 hours (5 days) there may be physical evidence on the victim's body or clothing that could be critical should the victim later decide to pursue prosecution. This evidence can be collected at any Lincoln area hospital. The Sexual Assault Payment Program, through the State of Nebraska, will reimburse hospitals directly for any examination costs. The victim will not be required to send in any information. Examination reports will only be made available for prosecution if the victim signs a release of information form.
The Lincoln Police Department has an excellent working relationship with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department, so if the incident a victim is reporting occurred on campus or outside the city, we will forward the report to the appropriate agency. Those agencies support this effort.