The 5Ws: What to Include in Your Report
If you see suspicious activity, report it to law enforcement and describe specifically what you observed, including:
- Who or what you saw;
- When you saw it;
- Where it occurred; and
- Why it’s suspicious.
Find Your Local Tip Line
Use the interactive map to find out how to report suspicious activity in your state or territory.
Most calls will be connected to local authorities or a fusion center where Suspicious Activity Reports are received, analyzed, and shared with the necessary law enforcement officials. This reporting process is compliant with the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI).
If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Do not report suspicious activity to the Department of Homeland Security. Instead, notify local law enforcement.