Victims Assistance

victims assistance-1 - CopyThe Irmo Police Department’s Community Services Division has officers trained in providing victim services in their time of need. We can provide support, information, and assistance to victims and witnesses as their criminal cases make their way through the criminal justice system. The program is designed to help victims and witnesses who are physically, financially, or emotionally harmed by crime and to protect the rights of victims and witnesses. It is the policy of the Irmo Police Department to treat victims and witnesses of a crime with fairness, compassion, and dignity. We are committed to the development and implementation of appropriate programs that will provide victims and witnesses assistance from future harm.

Victim & Witness Bill of Rights

If you are a victim of crime you have the right to:

  • To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process.
  • To be informed of and present at all criminal proceedings which are dispositive of the charges where the defendant has the right to be present.
  • To be reasonably informed of and allowed to submit either a written or oral statement at all hearings affecting bond or bail.
  • To a reasonable disposition and prompt and final conclusion of the case.
  • There are other rights that are available to you and can be found on our Victim/Witness Right, Responsibilities and Information Form.

If you are a victim of a crime that was reported to the Irmo Police Department, you will be issued this form for further guidance on the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Should you have questions or concerns about the program, please call 803-781-8088 or email Victim Advocate, SGT. Trent Williams.