Be Aware

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Report any out-of-the ordinary occurrences such as suspicious packages, unattended luggage or brief cases or other unusual items or activity to the appropriate local law enforcement authorities.

Pay Attention to the News

Local radio and television stations can provide you with up-to-date information during an emergency. Investing in a NOAA Weather Radio is another way to receive weather and other emergency alerts.

How to Report Suspicious Activity

  • Be alert. You can help your local law enforcement and emergency management agencies by being alert to unusual or suspicious activities. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, receive mail that you are not sure about, or something just doesn't feel right, contact your local law enforcement agency.
  • Be sure to use common sense when reporting suspicious activity. A furniture truck delivering items to your neighbor may be unusual, but it doesn't mean a crime is being committed. A group of people in an unfamiliar vehicle driving slowly through your neighborhood, however, may mean you should call local law enforcement.
  • You can report suspicious behavior to the FBI using their Online Tip Form or by calling the toll-free hotline at 866-483-5137.