What should I do if I see a crime occurring?

Call 911 immediately. Be observant and make mental notes, including asking yourself:

  • First and foremost, don't confront the subject(s), and stay safe!
  • Are there any weapons involved?
  • What is the address?
  • Are there any physical characteristics such as height, weight, race, beard, scars, or tattoos?
  • Can you give any clothing descriptions?
  • How many people are involved?
  • Are the persons involved on foot or in a vehicle, if in a vehicle, what make, model, and color?

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