It is the policy of the Kingston Police to protect human life by thoroughly investigating incidents of violence and supporting victims through a coordinated community response with our community partner organizations.

If you are a victim of a violent assault or sexual assault

If you have been assaulted or sexually assaulted please seek medical attention and contact police as soon as possible.

Being examined by a paramedic, nurse or physician will help ensure you receive proper diagnosis and treatment of you injuries. They can also provide information of tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and/or pregnancy.

If you are a victim of sexual assault and need transportation to the hospital the police, the sexual assault center or the hospital can help with arrangements. You should consider bringing a change of clothing. While you are at the hospital medical staff may ask if you are willing to have a Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) completed. If you agree, a Doctor or specially trained nurse would perform the examination and you will always have option to stop at any time. 

If you choose to report

You can contact Kingston Police by calling 613-549-4660 or by attending Kingston Police Headquarters.

A police officer will be dispatched as soon as possible to meet with you at your residence, the hospital or at any location necessary to ensure your safety and privacy. If you choose to attend police headquarters, Kingston police offer soft interview rooms where you can feel safe and comfortable. 

Once you sit down with an officer to report your victimization, the officer will:
  • listen to you with compassion and without judgement
  • provide you with information on victim services
  • provide you with a safety plan and help with a place to stay if necessary
  • complete a thorough investigation
  • provide you with information on the justice system
  • provide you with information on your choices going forward

The officer you speak with will give you his/her name and badge number so that you may contact them should you have further questions or remember anything of significance. In some instances a Detective may follow up with you to continue the investigation. As the investigation progresses, you will be notified:

  • if/when charges are laid by police or through victim witness assistance.
  • if/when the accused has been arrested by police or through victim witness assistance
  • if/when the accused is released and any conditions of that release by police or through victim witness assistance

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Resources for you

Ontario Victims Services provides many victim resources for you and your family. You can search for services and resources in or near your community by using the Victim Services Directory or calling the Victim Support Line toll-free at 1-888-579-2888.

As a victim you can access valuable support services and resources from Kingston Police and our community partner agencies.

 Emergency Shelters

 Information on emergency shelter services in Kingston.

  • Kingston Interval House is an emergency shelter and second stage housing facility for women, children and youth experiencing violence.

  • Kingston Youth Shelter provides a supportive, stable environment, and the tools and life skills to help youth emerge from their immediate or ongoing housing crisis.

  • Lily’s Place is an emergency shelter for parents with dependent children up to age 16.

Sexual assault and domestic violence victim resources

 Therapy and counselling

Find therapy and counselling services and information.

Victim and witness support through our Canine-Assisted Intervention Dog

Vernon (“Vern”) is a Canine-Assisted Intervention dog with Kingston Police. His primary role is in the support of victims or witnesses of violent crime and/or trauma. You can ask the investigating officer if Vern can be present for interviews and court preparation.