You can reach the Yale Police Department (YPD) at 203.432.4400 (call anytime, day or night). You can also contact YPD 24/7 by phone or text message by using the LiveSafe App. Additionally, the Sensitive Crimes & Support Coordinator, Officer Gabrielle Cotto, can be reached at 203.432.9547 during working hours or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What should you expect when contacting the YPD?
- The YPD has a Sensitive Crimes and Support Coordinator who is dedicated to assisting with cases of sexual violence, harassment, assault, and other crimes of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence.
- You can contact the YPD and discuss options without having to press criminal charges. Pressing charges with the YPD does not preclude you from seeking other supportive measures through a Deputy Title IX Coordinator or filing a formal complaint with the UWC.
- If the incident occurred off campus, the YPD can assist in connecting you with the local police who are responsible for investigations in the corresponding jurisdiction.
- The SHARE Center can set up the initial meeting with investigators and can accompany you to meet with the YPD.
- What will the YPD do with your information?
- The YPD will share information regarding incidents of sexual misconduct with the Title IX Office and will advise you of the resources and assistance that the university can provide.
The Yale Police Department can help you with a range of temporary and long-term measures that help you feel safe on campus and allow you to pursue your educational and professional goals. These measures are tailored to your individual needs and do not require you to file a formal complaint.
- Safety planning
- A safety plan is a combination of strategies to help people reduce the risk of harm to themselves and their loved ones. Each individualized plan identifies case-specific risk factors and practical interventions.
- Safety plans are especially important for anyone concerned about safety in a relationship, but this process is available to anyone. Plans can include practical ways to cope with emotional distress, talk with friends and family, stay safe on campus and beyond, and take legal actions.
- YPD Sensitive Crimes and Support Coordinator, Officer Gabrielle Cotto, can help you create a safety plan and think through your options. Officer Gabrielle Cotto can be reached at 203.432.9547 during working hours or via email at email@example.com.
- Judicial Protective Orders
- Civil Protection Order
- A civil protection order is issued by the Connecticut judicial system, not by Yale University. You can contact SHARE or the YPD and ask to speak with the Sensitive Crimes & Support Coordinator for more information and assistance. View more information on civil protection orders.
- Criminal Protective Order
- A criminal protective order is issued by the Connecticut judicial system, not by Yale University. You can contact SHARE or the YPD and ask to speak with the Sensitive Crimes & Support Coordinator for more information and assistance with criminal protective orders. View more information on criminal protective orders.
- Civil Protection Order