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Report Suspicious Activity

If you See Something, Say Something

Suspicious Activity Reporting Sign

Across the country, residents share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.

By being alert and reporting suspicious activity, you can help protect your neighbors and community. Signs of suspicious activity may include:

  • Expressed or implied threats.

  • Surveillance.

  • Testing or probing of physical and cyber security

  • Weapon and materials acquisition/storage

  • Organized Financing and Recruiting

  • More examples

What to report

Alert local authorities with as much detail as possible, including:

  • Who or what you saw

  • When you saw it

  • Where it occurred

  • Why it's suspicious

If you’re unsure if activity is “suspicious,”please remember to focus on the actual behavior. Factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious. We are committed to ensuring that the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of our citizens are preserved.

Who to report it to

  • San Diego Police Department: 619-531-2000

  • San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center: 858-495-7200 or submit a tip online

  • Dial 9-1-1 for immediate, life-threatening emergencies only

Learn more about the See Something, Say Something program: