This page will explain to you what Unlawful Communication is, and will help you determine if you should use our online reporting system to file a report.
What is Unlawful Communication?
Unlawful Communication is the use of a telephone or other electronic means to:
communicate words or language of a profane, vulgar, or lewd nature, or convey an obscene, vulgar, indecent, profane, suggestive, or immoral message to another person
threaten an unlawful act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person
repeatedly contact, whether or not conversation ensues, for the purpose of annoying or harassing another person or his family
make false statements concerning the death or injury of a family member, with the intent to annoy, frighten, or terrify the person
Examples of Unlawful Communication
An man calls his ex-
An woman sends a text message to her ex-
When to not use the online report
Do not use the online reporting system for Unlawful Communication if there has been any threat of serious bodily injury or death to yourself or a family member. If you receive a threat of bodily injury or death, please call (803) 252-
If you feel your incident fits in the Unlawful Communication category, please use the follow tips when completing your report:
When filling out the incident report, there will be a number of information fields and options. Only fields marked with a * are required; however, the other fields may help us if we need to contact you.
What to write in the Incident Description section
When completing the incident description section, remember that the keys to a good description are accuracy and brevity. Include what happened, where it happened, when it happened, how it happened, and who did it (if applicable). Do not include opinions or information that is not related to the incident. Below is an example of how an incident description should be written for a unlawful communications report:
"At listed date and time, subject, who is my ex boyfriend, called from (803)555-