The vast majority of people or vehicles reported as ‘acting suspiciously’ are entirely innocent. However it is important that you report your suspicions to us so that we can check. Serious crimes have been prevented due to the vigilance of the public and we can all work together to Keep People Safe.
Suspicious behaviour can be hard to define. Generally, if any behaviour gives rise to your concerns, we would like to hear about it.
Suspicious behaviour can include:
- An individual trying the doorhandle of multiple cars.
- A vehicle driving about an area several times.
- People deliberately concealing their face when seen.
- Movements of industrial/agricultural vehicles at odd times of the day or night.
- Vehicles in or around closed business premises.
This list is merely a guideline, if you have any concerns about a person or a vehicle, please contact Police on 101. You can help us to carry out our enquiries by providing:
- The basis for your suspicions. What are they doing?
- A good description of the person(s) you have concerns about. What clothing are they wearing? Are they carrying anything?
- The make/model and colour of any vehicle involved. If you can get the registration mark of the vehicle write it down or type it into your phone as soon as possible to make sure it is accurate.
- The direction of travel of any person or vehicle. Where are they going?
Do not put yourself at any risk to obtain information for us. Provide what you can and we will make enquiries. If circumstances change or you witness a crime being committed contact us immediately by dialling 999.
Once we make enquiries we will update you with the outcome. Regardless of the outcome we will not identify the individual to you or disclose any personal information.