See Something, Say Something
Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
How to Report Suspicious Activity
Public safety and security is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority using the “5W’s”:
WHO did you see --> WHAT did you see --> WHEN you saw it --> WHERE it occurred --> WHY it's suspicious
- Unusual items or situations: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations;
- Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc;
- Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.
Some of these activities could be innocent-- it's up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation.
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