I can leave

 

If I decide to leave, I will __________________________________________________________________________.

(Practice how to get out safely. What doors, windows, elevators, stairwells or fire escapes would you use?)

 

I can keep my purse and car keys ready and put them                                                                                so I can leave quickly.

 

I will leave money and an extra set of keys with                                                           so I can leave quickly.

 

I will keep copies of important documents or keys at                                                                                  .

 

I can get help

 

I can tell                                                                                 about the violence and request they call the police if they hear noises coming from my home.

 

I can teach my children how to use the telephone to contact the police and fire department. I will make sure they know our address.

 

If I have a programmable phone, I can program emergency numbers and teach my children how to use the auto dial.

 

I will use                                                                 as my code word with my children or my friends so they will call for help if needed.

 

If I have to leave my home, I will go to                                                                                                          .

 

If I cannot go to the above location, I can go to                                                                                          .

 

The domestic violence program hotline number is                                                        I can call it if I need shelter.

If it’s not safe to talk openly, I will use                                                                            as the code word or signal to my children that we are going to go, or to my family or friends that we are coming.

 

I can use my judgement

 

When I expect my partner and I are going to argue, I will try to move to a space that is lowest risk, such as                                                                                 . (Try to avoid arguments in the bathroom, garage, kitchen, near weapons or in rooms without an outside exit.)

 

I will use my judgment and intuition. If the situation is serious, I can give my partner what he wants to try to calm him down. I have to protect myself until I/we are out of danger.

 

I also can teach age-appropriate strategies to my children.

Domestic Violence

Victim Adovocate Unit

Belton, Missouri

 Police Department

7001 E. 163rd St.
Belton, MO  64012


General Calls: 816.331.5522
Dispatch: 816.331.1500 
TIPS: 816.348.4499 
Fax: 816.322.7057 

Elizabeth Crow

Victim Advocate

816-348-4430

ecrow@beltonpd.org

Cama Suess

Victim Advocate

816-348-4434

CSuess@beltonpd.org

Sexual Assault

Upcoming Events 

Sexual Assault Awareness Virtual Event

Be the rock

April 10th, 2020

Your Belton Police Department Victim Service Unit has placed some teal rocks around some high foot trafficked areas. While everyone is out walking and practicing their social distancing, be on the lookout for one of our rocks. If you find one, you can keep it or leave it for the next person to see. We do ask that you take a picture of it and post it on social media with #SAAM #BPDvAU #Yourstorymatters . Also, you can post it on our facebook page.

What we are hoping for with today's event, is even though we all might need these empowering words right now when our world is kind of crazy, there might be people out there who are struggling with being a victim and might need to know that they are not alone and that their story matters.

Do your research

April 11th, 2020

Did you know that the Belton Police Department Victim Service Unit has its own website? BPDVAU.ORG. We believe in fostering a culture that prioritizes consent and respect, and responds to and supports survivors and their allies. One of the ways the unit does this is by keeping several different resources posted here for not only domestic violence, but also for sexual assault.
Not only do we have information and resources but there are several different repatible websites you can visit. RAINN, NSVRC, and MCADSV are a few of them.
Today’s Sexual Assault Awareness Virtual Event, we are asking you do research on Sexual Assault Awareness and how you do your part. Once, you have done this, post to your social media what you have found out with #SAAM #BPDVAU

Donating new undergarments

April 12th, 2020

Sometimes when a victim is sexually assaulted, they might need to give the SANE nurse or the police department their undergarments for evidence. Only 5 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison. This is one of the reasons why it is important for law enforcement to collect all the evidence that they can.

 

Today’s Sexual Assault Virtual Event we are asking that you purchase undergarments through amazon or your local store and have them shipped to the Belton Police Department or Cass County Sheriff's Office.

When we have a victim of sexual assault and their undergarments are requested for evidence, we will be able to supply this to our victims. This allows the victim to be able to replace them instead of wearing nothing at all under their clothing when they are done.

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