Victim's Rights

As a victim, you have the right:

  • To have your property returned by law enforcement agencies as soon as it is no longer needed as evidence;
  • To be notified of the date and time of all court proceedings in this case and to be present at those proceedings;
  • To communicate with the prosecutor and be advised of a possible plea agreement by the prosecuting attorney prior to entering into a plea agreement;
  • To refuse an interview or other contact by the defendant or by any persons acting on behalf of the defendant unless the Court orders otherwise;
  • To express your feelings to the Judge about the affect the crime has had on your life, either in a pre-sentence report given to the Judge or directly to the Judge under oath at the time of sentencing;
  • To read the pre-sentence report prior to sentencing;
  • To be informed of the outcome of the case, including appeal;
  • To be notified by the Commission for Pardons and Parole of relevant parole or commutation hearings, and have the opportunity to address the Commission, either in person or in writing; and
  • To be notified whenever the defendant is released or escapes custody.
  • For further information about your rights, contact Moscow Police Department at 208.882.COPS (2677).

University of Idaho's Sexual Assault Response Commitment

Sexual Assault, including acquaintance and date rape, is a very serious concern of the Moscow Police Department and the University of Idaho. If you are a victim of a sexual assault, the Moscow Police Department and the University of Idaho are committed to the following:

  • We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding and professionalism.
  • Our officers will not prejudge you, nor will you be blamed for what occurred.
  • We will meet with you privately, at a time and local place of your choice, to take your report.
  • If you would feel more comfortable talking to us with an advocate or friend present, we will do our best to contact such a person for you.
  • We will assist you in arranging for any necessary hospital treatment or other medical needs. We will also assist you in obtaining emergency housing, if needed.
  • We will fully investigate your case and help you to achieve the best outcome. This may involve the arrest and full prosecution of the suspect responsible. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the investigation and/or prosecution.
  • We will assist you in privately contacting counseling and other available resources.
  • We will continue to be available to answer your questions, to explain the system and process involved (prosecutor, courts, etc.) and to be a listening ear, if you wish.
  • We will consider your case seriously regardless of your gender, or the gender or status of the suspect.
  • We will inform you of your rights as a victim, including your right to be present at hearings or court actions regarding your case.

​Contact Us

  • Emergency
    Call 911
  • Reception 
    Voice: 208.883.7054
    Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Fax: 208.882.4020
  • Dispatch
    208.882.2677
  • Drug Tip Line
    208.892.3898

We are located at:

Moscow Police Department
118 East Fourth Street
Moscow, Idaho 83843