If You Or Someone You Know Is Being Stalked

Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time.
You have the option to contact law enforcement or connect with a community-based
program by typing in your zip code to find a program near you.


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What are my options?

The following options may be useful to you in trying to enhance your safety. Please consider which suggestions may work for you in your unique circumstances:

  • Work with your local shelter or victim services program to develop a safety plan.
  • Notify police.
  • Engage in no further communication with the stalker.
  • Keep a log of every stalking incident including the date, time, what happened, and the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. Click here for the documentation log.
  • Be aware that your cell phone and computer may be monitored by the stalker.
  • Change your normal daily routine.
  • Screen all phone calls but keep in mind that caller ID can be falsified.
  • Save all text messages, voicemails, and emails from the stalker.
  • Tell your family, friends, and neighbors that you are being stalked.
  • Know that if the stalker is an intimate partner, you may be eligible for a civil protection order under Idaho Law.

How To Help Someone Who Is Being Stalked

box_empowerRemember that every situation is different, and allow the person being stalked to make choices about how to handle it. Here are some suggestions for you to consider:

  • Listen. If someone says they are being stalked, believe them.
  • Do not blame your friend for the crime.
  • Show support.
  • Do not respond to the stalker in any way.
  • Advise your friend to document everything. You can also document any incidences of stalking that you witness. A sample documentation log can be found here.
  • Do not give any information out about your friend, no matter what the stalker may say.
  • Offer to accompany your friend to places so she/he does not have to be alone.
  • Refer your friend to a local shelter or victim service program.