Message From Chief Higgins

A Message from Chief Ronnell A. Higgins

To the Yale Community,

I write to let you know of a reported sexual assault. The victim, who is not affiliated with Yale, reported being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance in the area of 1 York Street, at Howard Avenue around 9:30 pm on January 8th. The Yale police were made aware today and are investigating.
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If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or send an anonymous text tip through our Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) app. To register for Bulldog Mobile please visit…… .

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The Yale Police provide services and information for crime victims which can be accessed by calling 203-432-4400.

As always, if you are the victim of, or aware of, any form of sexual assault, police will investigate and will also provide referrals to other resources, such as the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (the SHARE Center), the Title IX Coordinator, the University-Wide Committee, Yale University Health Services, and victims’ advocacy services. As a reminder, the SHARE Center provides information, advocacy, and support for those dealing with rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, or intimate partner violence. Yale’s SHARE Center can be reached by calling (203) 432-2000. Their website, , offers a range of information, including strategies for building a safer community.


Ronnell A. Higgins

Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

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