Reporting to Public Safety
In an emergency, please dial 911 or 503-494-4444.
Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) can be reached 24 hours a day. Reporting to DPS is the same as reporting to law enforcement and DPS will report incidents to OHSU officials. Contact immediately in case of emergency and for other safety related assistance by calling 503-494‑4444.
Seeking assistance from OHSU, including filing a formal complaint with Title IX or AAEO, does not mean that you have filed a criminal (police) report.
Call the Department of Public Safety 503-494-4444.
It is possible that if the Department of Public Safety or Portland Police investigate your report, the report will not go to criminal trial, regardless of your cooperation with law enforcement, as the final decision regarding prosecution rests with the District Attorney.
If you wish to contact the Portland Police Department:
Crime Victims' Rights
- Learn more about Crime Victims' Right from the Oregon Department of Justice
- Download Crime Victims' Rights Overview PDF
Another option you may pursue is a civil lawsuit. In civil lawsuits, an alleged respondent could be ordered to pay money to compensate a claimant for physical and/or emotional damages. In limited situations, a claimant may also be able to hold a third party responsible. You may want to consult with an attorney to explore this option.