Sexual Assault Prevention and Response


The mission of the DAFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is to reinforce the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. The Air Force promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) 24/7/365 Report Hotline: 302-363-7272 (SARC); Installation SARC: Ms. Gail Reed-Attoh, 302-677-3680 (during normal duty hours), 24-Hr On-Call Cell: 302-363-2630 or

SAPR Numbers

Useful Telephone Numbers
(area code 302 and DSN 445)

Dover AFB SAPR program

SARC Office: 302-677-3680
24-Hr On-Call Cell: 302-363-2630
SAPR Specialist: 302-677-4357 (HELP)
24/7/365 Report Hotline: 302-363-7272 (SARC)
520 Main Gate Way, Suite 201B
Dover AFB, DE 19902

Counseling Assistance

Mental Health: 302-677-2674
Family Advocacy: 302-677-2711
Base Chapel: 302-677-3932
Base Legal Assistance: 302-677-3300
Special Victims Council: 302-677-3380
DOD SAFE HELPLINE: 1-877-995-5247
Victim Witness Assistance Program: 302-677-3823
Contact Lifeline/Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-800-262-9800

Medical Assistance

Bayhealth Medical Center (DOVER DE): 302-674-4700
Tricare: 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273)
DOVER DE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam): 302-744-7122
CHRISTIANA DE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam): 302-733-7499

Law Enforcement

Security Forces: 302-677-6664
AFOSI: 302-677-2852
Command Post: 302-677-4201

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, Victim Advocates or healthcare providers) and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of his/her information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All service members and their adult dependents
- AF civilian employees

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (e.g., reports to chain of command, security forces and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification and access to medical treatment and counseling for the person who has been sexually assaulted.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All service members and their dependents over the age of 18
- DoD civilians and their dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
- Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location outside the continental United States)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex) or attempts to commit these offenses.

Consent is words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused's use of force, threat of force or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs or mental incapacity.