Stalking and harassment is when someone repeatedly behaves in a way that makes you feel scared, distressed or threatened. There are different types of stalking and harassment and anyone can be a victim.
Harassment is an offence under Article 3 Crime (Disorderly Conduct and Harassment) (Jersey) Law 2008.
If you are, or someone you know is, being stalked or harassed, there are ways to help deal with this:
Avoid escalating the suspect’s efforts to harass you, do not isolate yourself from trustworthy friends/family and consider the safety advice below:
Check your online safety
Check your social media accounts to make sure your personal details aren't available to the public.
It's also useful to:
Keep a record of events, either written down or on a phone or computer. Record each event as soon as possible afterwards and put the time and date.
It's also useful to:
If you're receiving unwanted calls:
How to report stalking or harassment
Is it an emergency?
If an incident is ongoing or a crime is being committed now, or the offender is still there or nearby, or people are injured, being threatened or in danger then call 999 now.
When calling 999, a Jersey Telecom (JT) operator will ask you which service you require and once selected, you will be put through to our 24/7 control centre. We will ask for your location and personal details for safety reasons and assess what has happened to establish what help is needed.
If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our Emergency Text Service and message us on 07797 790 999.
If you’d like to report online, rather than speaking to us by telephone in the first instance, you can use our online crime reporting service which is secure and confidential.
All reports made using this service are reviewed by our 24/7 control centre within a few hours and an officer will get back to you.
If you’d like to talk to someone, our national non-emergency telephone number is staffed 24/7. Call us on 01534 612612 and report what happened or just get some advice.
Visit the Police Station
If you’d like to speak to an officer in person, we can provide a safe environment at our Police Station:
States of Jersey Police HQ
La Route du Fort
If you are, or someone you know is, being stalked or harassed, we can put you in touch with other support organisations that understand your specific needs. Below is a list of organisations who can assist you.
Protection against stalking
A national charity raising awareness of stalking and harassment and supporting victims and their families.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust
This organisation aims to create a safer society by reducing the risk of violence and aggression through campaigning, education and support.
National Stalking Helpline
Practical advice and information to anyone who is currently or previously has been affected by harassment or stalking. Phone: 0808 8020300
Revenge Porn Helpline
Advice, guidance and support for adults (aged 18+).
The Cyber Helpline
Free, expert help for victims of cybercrime and online harm.
Not-for-profit organisation providing support, advice and advocacy for anyone at high risk of serious harm from a stalker.
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