Call 911 if this is a crime-in-progress and/or a life-threatening emergency requiring immediate attention.
All students, faculty, staff and visitors at Windward Community College are encouraged to report all crimes and safety-related incidents to WCC’s Office of Safety & Security in a timely manner.
Some examples of suspicious behaviors and signs to report:
- A person running: He/she is looking about furtively, as if being watched or chased.
- A person hauling property: He/she is hauling property, such as office equipment, lab equipment, or a locked bike at an unusual time or location.
- A person in or around a building, residential hall, or restricted area who does not appear to be conducting legitimate business: This person may be looking for an opportunity to steal unattended property from unsecured offices/residential areas.
- A person who follows immediately behind others into card-access areas or buildings while the door is open.
- Someone driving a vehicle slowly and aimlessly around campus at night, without their lights on.
- Someone sitting in a vehicle for an extended period of time.
- Anyone forcing their way into a locked vehicle: This is highly suspicious especially at night.
- Someone dressed inappropriately for the weather or occasion (i.e., coat on when the temperature is warm).
- A person abandoning a parcel or other item in an unusual location (i.e., in the lobby or elevator).
- A person showing unusual mental or physical symptoms: He or she may be injured in an accident, be under the influence of illegal drugs or prescribed medications, or need other medical or psychiatric help.
- Strange noises (i.e., gunshots, yelling, fighting sounds, glass breaking, dogs barking incessantly).
- Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.
- Suspicious items received through the mail. See descriptions from USPS.
Remember, a person isn’t suspicious, but his or her behavior could be!