Meet Constable Travis Warnock: Officer holding sign

“As a member of Uniform Patrol, part of my responsibility is to speak with Survivors of Sexual Assault as the initial point of contact. Within this role, I liaise with the Detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division and make referrals to Sudbury and Area Victim Services. As the first point of contact in some of these cases, it is critical that Survivors know they are believed and will be supported throughout the process.

My approach is to treat Survivors the way I would want my own family members to be treated. What kind of police officer would I want investigating a report from my mother or sister? Every Survivor I speak to is someone’s daughter, son, wife, husband, sister, brother. It is important to be kind and to respect the individual’s trauma.

As a former member of the Intimate Partner Violence Unit (formerly referred to as the Domestic Violence Unit), I understand and appreciate the importance of making sure that Survivors get the assistance that they need. Sudbury and Area Victim Services is such a fantastic resource and it is always great to see Survivors be helped through their trauma.”

We take reports of Sexual Assault very seriously. May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we are proud to support the Start by Believing campaign.

When Survivors of Sexual Assault are doubted or blamed, it decreases the likelihood that they will report the crime to Police and reach out for help. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence.

If you have experienced a Sexual Assault, you have various options for reporting the incident(s) to Police if and when you are ready to do so.

In the case of an emergency, if you are in danger or need medical assistance or if the incident just took place/the person responsible is nearby, please call 911 immediately.

If you are reporting a Sexual Assault after the fact and you do not believe that you require immediate assistance, you can call us at 705-675-9171 or you can report it online through our online reporting system.

Under the Reporting heading you will find a page dedicated to Sexual Assault reporting with additional information including a Sexual Assault Survivors Guide.