Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program

Los Angeles Air Force Base has established a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program to coordinate sexual assault victim care. Upon receipt of a report of sexual assault, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator will assign a Victim Advocate to help you obtain necessary services and to provide crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.

Support will include providing information on available reporting options and resources so you can make informed decisions about your case. The Victim Advocate will accompany you, if desired, to investigative interviews, medical examinations and follow-up appointments. Your VA will continue to assist you until you no longer feel a need for support. 

What is Sexual Assault?

The Department of Defense's definition of sexual assault is: 

"Intentional sexual contact, 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, indecent assault or attempts to commit these acts.

Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship or the age of the victim.

"Consent" shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated or unconscious.

If you're Assaulted

If you have been assaulted:

-- Go to a safe location away from the attacker.

-- Call911if you are in an emergency situation or need immediate medical attention. Even if you doubt you have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk for sexually transmitted infections or pregnant.

-- If you suspect you have been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.

-- Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not shower, bathe, change clothes, brush your teeth, eat or drink anything. Do not straighten up or clean up the crime scene.

-- Ask the health care provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic exam to preserve forensic evidence.

-- Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.

-- We encourage you to break the silence and report sexual assault. Contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator,your Wingman for 24-hour confidential support:(310) 901-7023

-- Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist you with the emotional and physical impacts of sexual assault. Remember, you are not alone...let us help!

Mandatory SAPR Training

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training is open to all LAAFB personnel. Initial SAPR training is ONLY a one-time requirement. Annual SAPR training is due no later than the end of each Fiscal Year.

IAW DoDI 6495.02, para E3.2.1.1, SAPR training is MANDATORY for military members (active, guard, reserve) and shall be provided at a minimum to all civilian personnel who supervise military members. First Responder and leadership training and Newcomer Orientation doesn't fulfill this equirement! 

LAAFB personnel can sign up for training online by clicking the "LAAFB Sharepoint" on your Desktop Icon; under SMC Orgs-SARC, go to "SAPR Training Sign Up."

The SAPR office will also train units at Commander Calls or on designated training days. Please call 653-5442 or 5789 to set up.

SAPR Classes

Below are some courses that the Los Angeles Air Force Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office offers. A unit may request any of these topics, customized for your population and demographics.
  • Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault 
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Targeting Sexual Assault-Initial Training
  • Male Victims
  • Trauma and Healing
  • Barriers to Reporting
  • Helping the Survivor
  • Media and Sexual Violence
  • Safe Dating
SecAF: Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

SARC Contact Information

Los Angeles Air Force Base
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
61st ABG/CVK
Bldg. 272, Room C2-210
El Segundo, Calif. 90245
(310) 653-5789 / 653-5442
DSN: 633-5789 / 633-5442

24-Hour Crisis Line: (310) 901-7023