Sexual Assault Unit

The Sexual Assault Unit investigates sexual crimes such as rape, indecent assault, indecent exposure, and peeping & spying. The goal of the Sexual Assault Unit is to provide the best police and social services available to the victims of sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Unit will accomplish this task by conducting thorough and detailed follow-up investigations of all sexual assaults reported to the Cambridge Police Department. Understanding the difficulty and trauma placed upon the victims of sexual assault, our approach emphasizes sensitivity to victims' needs.

Victims may call the Cambridge Police Sexual Assault Hotline at 617-349-3381 for assistance.

*This hotline is monitored Monday-Friday, and messages left during the weekend will be responded to by a detective.

Contact Info

Sexual Assault Hotline: 617-349-3381

Commanding Officer: Deputy Superintendent Pauline Wells

Unit Supervisor: Sergeant Michael Medeiros, 617-349-9764

Unit Detectives: Detective Sarah Drewicz, 617-349-9362
                            Detective Matthew Grassi, 617-349-3283
                            Detective Christine Shaw, 617-349-3120

Victim/Witness Advocate: Alyssa Donovan, 617-349-3371

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Christine Elow
Police Commissioner

Email Us with general inquiries about the department or questions about resources/programs offered by the police. DO NOT use this form to submit tips or report crimes in progress.

125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142