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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:

  1. A person running: He/she is looking about furtively, as if being watched or chased.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A person who follows immediately behind others into card-access areas or buildings while the door is open.
  5. Someone driving a vehicle slowly and aimlessly around campus at night, without their lights on.
  6. Someone sitting in a vehicle for an extended period of time.
  7. Anyone forcing their way into a locked vehicle: This is highly suspicious especially at night.
  8. Someone dressed inappropriately for the weather or occasion (i.e., coat on when the temperature is warm).
  9. A person abandoning a parcel or other item in an unusual location (i.e., in the lobby or elevator).
  10. 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.
  11. Strange noises (i.e., gunshots, yelling, fighting sounds, glass breaking, dogs barking incessantly).
  12. Chemical smells or fumes that worry you.
  13. Suspicious items received through the mail. See descriptions from USPS.

Remember, a person isn’t suspicious, but his or her behavior could be!