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Calgary Police Service

Report a Bad Date

Together with Her Victory, the Calgary Police Service has launched a Bad Date reporting system for sex workers to report bad dates, incidents of violence and other safety concerns. This information will not be used by police to target sex workers, and will instead be used by police to target individuals causing harm to sex workers.

In all situations involving sex workers, the priority of the CPS is to ensure the safety and security of all sex workers. 

Bad Date Line: 403-816-9400

Bad Date Email: baddate@calgarypolice.ca

Note: This line is not monitored 24/7. If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault and would like to report it to police, please contact 403-266-1234 as soon as possible and a police officer will be dispatched to your location.  

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What can be reported via the Bad Date Line?

  • Incidents of violence against sex workers
  • Information about “bad dates”, or situations involving harmful, violent and/or abusive customers
  • The victimization of sex workers
  • Other safety concerns impacting sex workers
  • Note, if you have been the victim of sexual assault and wish to report it to police, this should be reported as soon as possible by calling 403-266-1234, to avoid any delay in the collection of evidence.   

Why report Bad Dates to police?

This information is crucial for our ability to identify and address crime trends that are impacting sex workers. With this information we can direct our resources as necessary to keep sex workers safe, ensure that sex workers have access to wraparound supports and when required, investigate crimes that victimize sex workers

The CPS Bad Date Line is intended to be another method for individuals to report this information directly to police, and is not intended to replace any existing methods of reporting/sharing bad dates. 

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Operate on a buddy system. Consider telling a friend who you are with and where you are going. 

Take a quick picture of the vehicle or licence plate before getting into it. Send the picture to a friend if you can. 

Check to make sure that any doors (vehicle or otherwise) are working before you close them. 

Consider carrying a tracking device on you, such as an Apple AirTag or a phone with a tracking app (i.e. Find My Phone) installed. Give access to someone that you trust. 

Consider starting dates near a location that is monitored by a camera or captured on CCTV. This will assist police if you are reported missing. 

If you have any safety concerns or had a Bad Date, report it to police via the Bad Date Line.

If you are the victim of a crime and would like to report it to police, please call 403-266-1234 and a police officer will be dispatched to speak with you. 

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Other Supports and Resources

Historically, crimes committed against sex workers are underreported and we know that not all victims will feel comfortable reporting to police. Anyone who is the victim of crime can also reach out directly to any of the following resources for supports:

Her Victory: 403-369-3572

Crime Stoppers (anonymous reporting for witnesses): 1-800-222-8477

Call 211 for Community Resources (24/7)

Call 311 for City of Calgary Resources (24/7)

Call 811 for Health Link (24/7)

Call 403-266-HELP (403-266-4357) for Distress Centre Calgary

Call 403-943-1500 for Access Mental Health & Addictions 

CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE

In an emergency always call 911

Non-emergency 403-266-1234