Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:

-All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

-Air Force Civilians

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:

-All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

-DoD Civilians (APF & NAF)

-OCONUS DoD Civilian Dependents over the age of 18

-OCONUS DoD Contractors

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

KMC SARC Contact

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

SARC Main Line: 480-7272 (0637-147-7272)
SARC Hotline: 0637-147-7272
SAPR ON-call cell number: 0172-821-4871

Air Force Special Victims' Counsel European Circuit

How to Report a Sexual Assault
Call the SARC Hotline at any time (24/7). You will reach the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) during duty hours. If after duty hours, the phone will auto-forward to the Command Post. The Command Post records their phone conversation; you DO NOT have to provide any information besides requesting to speak with the SARC or SAPR Victim Advocate. They will connect you with the on-call phone and an authorized SAPR representative will answer.
If you would like to speak with a civilian counselor, contact the DoD's Safe Helpline for live, confidential, 24/7 worldwide access to experts.

Call: (DSN-94) 877-995-5247
Text: (US) 55-247 (Overseas) 202-470-5546


Lajes Field SARC Contact

Office DSN: 314-535-2124
Commercial: 00-351-295-572-124
Lajes 24/7 Hotline:


DSN: 314-535-7272(SARC) or 966-677-266


Sexual Assault Definitions

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.

SAPR Useful Links

Safe Helpline

Safe Helpline