Sexual Assault Investigation Unit
The Hanson Police Department has five officers that have been trained as Sexual Assault Investigators. Due to the very sensitive nature of sexual assault crimes, investigators undergo an extensive training program at the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Academy. The training covers all types of sexual assaults, including rape, indecent assault & battery and child pornography.
If a sexual assault has just occurred, call 911. A Police Officer will be immediately dispatched to your location to assure your safety. A sexual assault investigator will be notified to investigate the report expeditiously.
Lieutenant Joseph P. Yakavonis is the supervisor of the sexual assault unit. If you have any questions or concerns about sexual assaults or you are unsure what types of assault or inappropriate touching are considered sexual assaults or other criminal activity, you can direct your inquiry to Lieutenant Yakavonis at 781-293-4625 ext 245 or by email here.
Here are some general guidelines for victims of sexual assaults: