Reporting A Crime

Reporting a crime in progress, suspicious activity or an accident

Have the following detailed information ready to pass on to the telecommunicator as it pertains to a crime in progress or suspicious activity (where, what, who, how): 

• Exact location of incident
• Type of incident
• Number of suspects
• Whether they are armed or not
• Is the crime still in progress
• Direction of travel if fled the scene
• If there are injuries
• If children are involved

Description of suspects:
Sex, race, age range, height, weight, hair color, hair cut, kind of clothing (include hats, coats, shoes), type of jewelry, eye color, voice (include accent, loud or soft, speech problem), unusual markings (include scars, moles, tattoos, birthmarks)

Description of vehicles:
License tag number, state, make (Ford, Honda, etc.), model (Taurus, Civic, etc.), color, year, body style (2 door, 4 door) and identifying features (decals, faded paint, dents, etc.)