Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Shafter Police Department is committed to protecting incarcerated persons in its holding facility from all forms of sexual abuse, including assaults or harassment.

All reports of sexual abuse will be taken seriously and investigated fully, and those committing a crime will be held accountable whenever possible.

Any person having information about sexual abuse of an inmate is encouraged to file a report as indicated below.

 All reports will be immediately sent to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinator.

If an inmate is in immediate danger DO NOT FILE A REPORT HERE, CALL 661- 746-8500

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El Departamento de Policia de Shafter se compromete a proteger los reclusos en sus instalaciones de detención de todas las formas de abuso sexual, incluyendo agresiones o acoso.

Todos los reportes de cualquier abuso sexual serán tomados en serio e investigados plenamente, y quienes cometan el crimen serán responsables siempre que sea posible.

Cualquier persona que tenga información sobre el abuso sexual de un recluso se le sugiere presentar un reporte en la página siguiente.

Todos los reportes seran inmediatamente enviados a el Coordinador de eliminacion de violaciones sexuales de prision (PREA).

Si un reo está en peligro inmediato NO PRESENTE UN REPORTE AQUI LLAME AL 661-746-8500

The Shafter Police Department ((SPD) has a Zero-Tolerance policy against any form of sexual abuse or sexual harassment of any incarcerated or detained persons in its custody and is committed to enforcing the standards set forth by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

In support of this zero-tolerance policy, the SPD has a PREA Coordinator to oversee that our Temporary Hold facility and personnel are in compliance with the PREA standards and respond to any reports of sexual abuse within the jail facilities.

It is the SPD’s policy to promptly, thoroughly and objectively investigate and document all reports of;

  • sexual abuse, or harassment of one incarcerated persons by another incarcerated person,
  • sexual misconduct by an employee, contractor, or volunteer,
  • harassment of an incarcerated persons or retaliation of an incarceration for reporting or cooperating in an investigation of sexual abuse or harassment.

When appropriate, investigated reports of sexual abuse shall be referred to the District Attorney's office for prosecution.

A person may file a report on behalf of an incarcerated/detained person verbally, in writing, in person privately or anonymously. 

Any person wishing to contact the PREA Coordinator regarding a sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or retaliation incident occurring our Temporary Hold Facility should call Captain Jeff Bell at 661-746-8914 or email at jbell@shafter.com

To file a report:

  • Click here to download report form
  • Complete the report form
  • Email form to : jbell@shafter.com

or Mail to:

Shafter Police Department
 Attn: PREA Coordinator
 201 Central Valley Highway
 Shafter, CA 93263

 

What is a Temporary Hold Facility? A Temporary Hold facility means a local detention facility constructed after January 1, 1978, used for the confinement of persons for 24 hours or less pending release, transfer to another facility, or appearance in court. 

The Shafter Temporary Hold jail generally transports persons charged with criminal violations much sooner than the 24 hours limit. Questions pertaining to our Temporary Hold Jail policies may be found in the posted SPD Manual located by clicking here: Agency Policy.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Jail Administrator by email at jbell@shafter.com