Sergeant Erica Oldham has been with the Kansas City Police Department for 19 years, with 15 years in an investigative role. After serving as a detective in the Sex Crimes Section for 6 years, Oldham was promoted to her current rank of Sergeant. She was then selected in 2020 to go back to the Sex Crimes Section as a Supervisor, where she currently leads a team of 7 detectives and oversees all adult sexual assault investigations in addition to harassment cases that are sexual in nature. In addition to her law enforcement career, Oldham is also a Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri; she worked for the Saint Luke’s Health System from 2002-2015, and her license remains active although she is not currently practicing. In 2002, Oldham successfully completed the training according to the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) objectives to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) within the Saint Luke’s Health System, and she conducted many SANE examinations throughout her nursing career. In the process of conducting those exams, Oldham worked closely with victim advocates from the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Synergy Services, which provides assistance to Kansas City area residents who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence. In April 2022, Sergeant Oldham reached out to EVAWI to help bring Speak Then Speak to the Kansas City community. She has since seen firsthand how important this tool is for survivors to be able to be heard by the Kansas City Police Department and other community partners. By engaging in regular collaborative work with the interdisciplinary team in Kansas City, including local advocacy groups, she seeks to ensure they are providing survivors with everything they need to pursue justice and healing.