Tulsa Police Kicking Off ‘Start By Believing’ Campaign

04/02/2015 – To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness month, the Tulsa Police Department is launching a campaign to encourage more support for victims of sexual assault.

The program “Start By Believing” begins Thursday. Its mission is to teach organizations, law enforcement and the public to believe victims of sexual assault when they report the crime.

“We don’t want to believe it. We’d rather believe that this little girl who is 11, 14 or 16 years old is lying than believe that this one person or group of people would have committed such a horrible crime.”