Too often, people are reluctant to report suspicious activity to police, or they decide to report long after the activity has passed.
We have a greater possibility to solve crimes if they are reported right away.
Never assume that someone else has already called police in an active situation.
Be observant and be prepared to give as much information as you can, to police, when you call. See a short video on being a good witness.
Examples of suspicious activity:
- People who are hanging around locked facilities, or residence hall doors, waiting to "tailgate" into the building. If someone cannot get into a building, they are likely not supposed to be there.
- Locked doors propped open. Attempt to secure the door and notify police.
- Suspicious people walking around residence halls checking for unlocked and unoccupied rooms. If someone you don't know ever enters your room, call police.
- People walking through parking lots looking through car windows or checking doors.