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Remember: If you see any suspicious activity, call Public Safety at 276-6611 immediately. If you are away from campus, call 911.
Suspicious Behavior:
What Is It?

A person isn't suspicious, his/her behavior is!

Here is a list of some suspicious signs and behavior:

A person running: If he or she were looking about furtively, as if he or she were being watched or chased.

A person hauling property: If he or she were hauling property, such as a stereo, office equipment, lab equipment, or a locked bike, at an unusual time or location.

Someone going door-to-door in an office building or residential hall/area: This person may be looking for an opportunity to steal unattended property from unsecured offices/residential areas.

Anyone forcing their way into a locked vehicle: This is highly suspicious especially at night and in one of Rensselaer’s parking areas.

Business transactions being held at a vehicle: Someone could be conducting an illegal drug or stolen property sale.

One or more people sitting in a parked car checking out the area: They may be lookouts for a crime in progress (burglary/robbery) or for plotting a crime.

Someone being forced into a vehicle: this may be a kidnapping.

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: gunshots, yelling, fighting sounds, dogs barking incessantly.

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