Harassment and Stalking

Harassment and stalking are illegal. Most acts of harassment and stalking are done by someone the victim knows. Remember there are many ways for someone to keep tabs on you. One of the easiest ways is to attach a tracking device to your vehicle or use a tracking device on your cell phone. Cameras can be easily hidden in and around your house.
Some suggestions are:

  • Stop all contact and communication with the stalker. Do not block the caller as you may need calls and messages for evidence for future court hearings. 
  • Be aware of what information you are sharing on the internet and social media sites. Set strict privacy settings. 
  • Let your family, friends and co-workers know as much information as you are comfortable sharing. Ask them to notify you and the police if they see your stalker in your vicinity.
  • If you have a car, park in well-lit areas and use your key fob to open only the driver’s door once you are close to your car. 
  • Report all incidents to police. Be sure to get the officers name and the report number so that you can obtain a copy of the report. 
  • Contact the Victim Assistance Unit and speak with an Advocate. She can help you file for a Restraining Order and gather documents for court evidence.