Responding to and investigating reports of stalking should involve gathering information that permits the victim’s circumstances to be considered in context with the behavior of the suspect. Additionally, the response should include evidence collection and a victim threat assessment.
Department members are responsible for conducting primary and/or follow-up investigations to gather all relevant information and evidence necessary to determine whether probable cause exists to believe a crime of stalking has occurred. This includes any past stalking behaviors or incidents alleged by the complainant to have been committed by the suspect.
This document provide information on the scope and nature of stalking, its primary characteristics, and measures that can be taken to assist victims and identify perpetrators.