Reynolds Community College Police Department collaborates and partners with other agencies and organizations to ensure victims of sexual assaults receive the assistance they need. The police department has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Virginia State Police stating that Reynolds Police will notify the State Police on all criminal investigations of any felony sexual assaults that occur on any Reynolds campus.
In addition, the Reynolds Police Department are partners with the local Commonwealth Attorney's Offices under the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). This agreement provides victims of sexual assaults with advocacy groups, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) professionals, and notification to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office.
The Reynolds Police Department does not tolerate sexual misconduct or harassment and proudly sponsors the Start by Believing campaign. Information for Start by Believing can be found at the foundations' website: startbybelieving.org.
Additional video and PowerPoint for Start by Believing can be accessed below
College life should be a safe learning environment free from sexual harassment and intimidation. The Reynolds Community College provides assistance to victims that feel uncomfortable or threatened. Reynolds has policies in place that prohibits sexual harassment and violence. Those policies can be accessed below:
- Title IX
- YWCA of Greater Richmond
- Greater Richmond Regional Hotline: 804-612-6126
- Family Violence and Sexual Assault Virginia Hotline: 800-838-8238 (phone) or 804-793-9999 (text)
- LGBTQ Partner Abuse & Sexual Assault Helpline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
- Safe Harbor
- Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Any type of sexual conduct or behavior that occurs by force or without consent of the recipient of the unwanted sexual activity. It includes sexual acts against people who are unable to consent either due to age or lack of mental capacity.
If any person has sexual intercourse with a complaining witness, whether or not his or her spouse, or causes a complaining witness, whether or not his or her spouse, to engage in sexual intercourse with any other person and such act is accomplished (i) against the complaining witness's will, by force, threat or intimidation of or against the complaining witness or another person; or (ii) through the use of the complaining witness's mental incapacity or physical helplessness; or (iii) with a child under age 13 as the victim, he or she shall be guilty of rape.
Stalking/Dating Violence/Domestic Violence
The term "stalking" means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:
- Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
- Suffer substantial emotional distress
The term "dating violence" means violence committed by a person:
- Who is or has been in social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and
- the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
- The length of the relationship
- The type of relationship
- The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
The term "domestic violence" includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.