New York State Police

Help keep our communities safe!

Seem Suspicious? Report It!

If there is an emergency, a person is in immediate danger or you observe suspicious activity — do not take action — alert local authorities immediately by dialing 911.

To provide the most useful information to law enforcement, record and report:

  • Who did you observe?
  • What did you see? Be specific.
  • Where did you see it?
  • When did you see it?
  • Why is it suspicious?

Callers are encouraged to be accurate, fast and complete in their reports.

When describing a suspicious person, try to use as many physical and behavioral descriptors as possible.

If the person is driving a vehicle, callers should try to provide the vehicle's license plate, year, make, model, size and color.

The people in our communities can and do make a difference. Concerned residents can be instrumental in the fight against crime and terrorism.

We are asking residents to become actively involved in keeping our state safe by remaining alert and reporting any of the following suspicious activities:

1-866-SAFENYS Terrorism Tips Hotline

Established on September 16th, 2002, the SAFENYS Terrorism Tips hotline provides citizens with a means to report any unusual or suspicious activity possibly related to terrorism. The SAFENYS Terrorism Tips hotline is a toll-free number that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Working together, law enforcement and the public can help to prevent another terrorist attack in New York State.


1-866-SAFE NYS