Reporting Suspicious Activity in New York City

Reporting Suspicious Activity in New York City

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If there is an emergency, call 911.

The New York State Department of Homeland Security provides a non-emergency line to report suspicious activity in New York City and keep New York City safe from terrorism.

To report suspicious activity, call 888-NYC-SAFE (888-692-7233)

For all locations in New York, see:


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.Who did you see? What did you see? When you saw it. Where it occurred. Why it's suspicious.

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.

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