Auburn University relies on the campus community to make our campus as safe as possible.  If you see something, say something!

Quick ReferencesSuspicious BehaviorReporting Suspicious Activity; Contacts

Suspicious Behavior

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:
    • Sex
    • Approximate age, height & weight
    • Race
    • Complexion
    • 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
    • Model
    • Color
    • License plate number



Auburn Police Division Phone: 334-501-3100, opt 1
Auburn Police Division
Crime Stoppers Tip Line
(Call or Text)

Phone: 334-246-1391