West Midlands Police treats all reports of rape and sexual assault very seriously.
We are dedicated to helping anyone - male or female and whatever your circumstances – who may have been a victim of these crimes. Please get in touch and let us help.
We understand that reporting a rape or sexual assault is often an extremely difficult thing to do but our first priority is your safety and security.
This is why we have a team of specially trained officers (STO) who can help and support victims throughout the entire process. These officers will investigate offences in a discreet and professional manner offering help, support and guidance from the time of reporting right through to the conclusion of an investigation.
Our specialist officers work within a dedicated Public Protection Unit and as such have access to a wide range of support. This includes vital links to a host of partner agencies who also offer a variety of services to support victims.
If you can, please contact us directly to report the incident. However, if you do not feel comfortable speaking to officers, you can contact a referral centre which specialises in helping victims of rape and sexual assault – including medical care and counselling.
Louise*, in her early twenties, was raped by a man she met in a West Midlands nightclub.
She tells us how this man unexpectedly changed her life one November evening and how specially trained officers guided her through the investigation from her initial report to the court room where her attacker was jailed for six years.
Louise agreed to take part in our ‘no excuses’ campaign to help other victims see that:
*Name has been changed to protect her identity