Crook County Family Violence
& Sexual Assault Services  

Stalking

January is National Stalking 



Awareness Month!


What is a Stalker?


 A person who harasses another person, as a 


former lover, a famousperson, etc., in an 


aggressive, often threatening and illegal 


manner.



What should you do if you are being 


                                                                              stalked?


If you feel you have been a victim of stalking, you should seek a Stalking Order. 


Stalking Orders if granted, make it to where a stalker cannot come near your place of 


work, school, or home. The stalker isn't able to communicate with you verbally, mail, 


messaging, social media, or through another person. They also loose the privilege of 


owning or being near any firearms. Keep in mind, at the time the stalker receives the 


petition against him/her, they can become more dangerous then they were before. 


Please visit Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services for safety 


planning. This isn't to deter you from getting a Stalking Order, but your safety is the 


most important. 



What to expect when filing a Stalking Order



If you decide a Stalking Order is right for you, you can file for it either at the Crook 


County Court House or with our agency: Crook County Family Violence and Sexual 


Assault Services. We will assist you in completing the paperwork, which includes the 


petition, and information on how those papers will be served to the DEFENDANT (Stalker).


Once you have completed the Stalking Order paperwork, we will then go with you to 


file it at the courthouse. A judge will read our request and let you know whether your 


Stalking order has been granted the same day you file.


If your Stalking Order  is granted by the judge, the DEFENDANT will be served with 


the same paperwork. The DEFENDANT must then strictly follow what has been 


ordered in the Stalking Order. If the DEFENDANT breaks the order in any way, you 


MUST contact the Police or Sheriff’s Department immediately to report that you have 


an active Stalking Order  and that has just been violated. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT 


THAT YOU REPORT ALL Stalking Order  VIOLATIONS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, 


otherwise the paperwork can not help protect you.



Signs of Stalking


  •   Waits around your workplace, school, or home
  • Observes you 
  • Repeated  unwanted phone calls or social media messages
  • Giving unwanted/inappropriate gifts
  • Using social media to follow you
  • Acting violently or threatening towards you
  • Too much unwanted contact
  •   Ignores you when asked for them to leave you alone


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