Auburn University relies on the campus community to make our campus as safe as possible. If you see something, say something!
Quick References: Suspicious Behavior; Reporting Suspicious Activity; Contacts
An individual who is behaving suspiciously is anyone who acts abnormally or who is in a location where they do not belong. Examples include:
- Unusual noises, screaming, sounds of fighting, glass breaking or perceived illegal activity;
- People in and/or around buildings or area who do not appear to be conducting legitimate business;
- Unauthorized people in restricted areas;
- People who follow immediately behind others into card-access areas or buildings while the door is open;
- People who change their behavior when they observe that they have been noticed;
- People dressed inappropriately for the weather or occasion, such as wearing a long coat when the temperature is warm; or
- People abandoning packages or other items in unusual locations, such as a lobby, elevator or other public space.
Reporting Suspicious Activity
All members of the university community are encouraged to report suspicious activity.
- DIAL 911 if you are concerned that there is an emergency or immediately dangerous situation.
- If it is not an immediately dangerous situation, you may choose to report the incident to the Auburn Police non-emergency number. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and dial 911.
- Be prepared to provide the following information about the incident to the dispatcher:
- What is the person's last known location and direction of travel?
- What made the person's actions suspicious?
- Did the person say anything? If so, what?
- Did the person appear intoxicated or otherwise impaired?
- Were any weapons displayed or was there a threat of a weapon?
- Also, be prepared to provide information about the person, including:
- Approximate age, height & weight
- Eye and hair color
- Description of facial hair, scars, tattoos or other identifying information
- If the suspicious person is in a vehicle, provide the following, if possible:
- Vehicle make
- License plate number
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