Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Promoting respect, preserving dignity
377th Air Base Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for Team Kirtland members. The SARC office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.

Obtaining Help
If you feel you are in immediate danger get to a safe place and call 911. Calling 911 will eliminate the Restricted Reporting option but your health and welfare should be your primary concern. The SARC is available 24/7 to help you through this process. 

If there is no threat of life endangerment ALWAYS call the 377th Air Base Wing SARC at (505) 846-7272 FIRST so that we can counsel you on how to proceed. All calls are confidential and help will be coordinated through the SARC. 

Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values. 

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. 

Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.

Reporting options

The Air Force has instituted new avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting. Restricted Reporting allows a victim to report a Sexual Assault without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process. 

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). All active duty members, dependents 18 and older and civilians who have independent access to the base are eligible.

 Police investigation will ensue and ommander will be notified by SARC in a private and confidential manner.  Your Information will be handled discreetly by your commander and those with an official need to know. SARC will intervene and will be actively involved to help with your needs.  You will receive: medical care, evidence collected, victim advocate and legal assistance. Your report CANNOT go Restricted.

Restricted Reporting is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted reporting is available to active duty military and dependents 18 and older.  For confidentiality, your report will be taken by the SARC, who will not contact police or your commander.  Evidence can be collected, and you will receive medical care, a victim advocate and legal assistance.  This report CAN go Unrestricted at any time. 

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the
victim and could lead to an Unrestricted Report.

SARC Contact Info

Pamela Reeves
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
2000 Wyoming Boulevard SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5000

Phone: 846-6297 or 846-5225

24-Hour Hotline: 846-7272

Special Victim's Counsel:
(505) 853-1957

Special Victim's Paralegal:
(202) 731-3192


Kirtland SARC Trifold

SAPR Reference Guide

Commander's SARCPAD

Kirtland SARC Poster

Reporting Options

Safe HelpRoom Sessions for Military Men

Air Force Sexual Prevention and Response Program

Air Force JAG Sexual Assault Prosecutions

DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Military One Source

National Sexual Violence Resource Center