Heighten your security awareness and remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. Whether you're at work, at home, or out-and-about, be alert to and report suspicious activity. Know your surroundings and who or what should or shouldn’t be there. If you see something suspicious, report it immediately. Don't make judgments about what may or may not be a serious situation and don't assume that someone else has called the police. Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility!
You should know:
Suspicious activity from your neighbors, visitors, and guests includes:
Not all people who maintain privacy are terrorists. However, individuals intent on committing illegal acts generally prefer to be left alone.
During the course of your job you may have to challenge a suspicious person. "Challenge" means to tactfully and politely greet the individual and offer your assistance. If a person is here for legitimate reasons, he or she will appreciate the attention that you show them. Someone with the intent of engaging in criminal activity does not want attention drawn to them. It is not your role to replace law enforcement or security.
Never enter into a situation where you feel unsafe. If you feel uncomfortable challenging a suspicious person, or if your suspicions continue after making contact, report the situation to law enforcement or security immediately.
Here are common guidelines to follow when approaching a suspicious person, regardless of the circumstances:
Report your concerns to law enforcement. You can make a difference!