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January is Stalking Awareness Month
Police Department's Victim Services Division alerts public to stalking awareness
Posted Date: 1/5/2013 1:00 PM

Each year, 6.6 million people in the United States are stalked, and the Gillette Police Department's Victim Services Division requests that citizens educate themselves about stalking.  Think it doesn't happen in Gillette and Campbell County?  Think again.  Multiple cases of stalking have been reported locally.

While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Wyoming Criminal Stalking Laws

If you feel you are in immediate danger from a stalker, call 911.

If you are concerned that you are being stalked, contact the Gillette Police Department at (307) 682-5155.  If you have general questions about stalking, contact the Victim Services Division at (307) 686-5252 or the Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation (G.A.R.F.) at (307) 686-8071.

Stalking Victimization
- 6.6 million people are stalked in one year in the United States
- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

The majority of stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.

 Stalking Awareness Month Additional Information