Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
PREA sets a standard that protects the Eighth Amendment rights of Federal, State and local prisoners making the prevention of sexual assault a top priority. It also increases the available data on sexual misconduct for administrators who fail to prevent, reduce and punish sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
The Howard County Sheriff's Department supports the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual misconduct within its facility. The Howard County Criminal Justice Center has developed uniform guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual assault and sexual activity. The Sheriff's Department is committed to a zero-tolerance standard for sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
You can learn more about PREA at NICIC.ORG or contact Sgt. Justin Christmas for questions.
All reported incidents will be investigated. You will be contacted but you may still remain anonymous.
Phone: 765.456.2026 ext. 280
Email Sgt. Christmas
PREA Manager: Sgt. Kim Ogle
Phone: 765.456.2206 ext. 283
Email Sgt. Ogle
765.456.2026 ext. 295