Report Suspicious Activity

Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)

The Nationwide SAR Initiative is a collaborative effort by the USDHS, the FBI, and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners. This initiative helps law enforcement prevent terrorism and related criminal activity. It establishes a national ability to gather, document, process, and share SAR information.

Remain vigilant to suspicious activity and report any concerns to local law enforcement. Some examples of suspicious activity include:

  • Individuals or actions which are out of place, e.g., someone improperly dressed for the weather.
  • Unusual or prolonged interest in security measures, entry/exit points, or unattended vehicles.
  • Purposely placing objects in sensitive or vulnerable areas to observe security response.
  • Acting nervous or suspicious, possibly mumbling to themselves to sweating heavily.

Check out these Indicators and Behaviors (PDF) which may be cause for additional inquiry (possible suspicious activity).

Check out these Indicators and Examples (PDF) for SAR.


The more local your report, the sooner that law enforcement will respond.

Law Enforcement & Hometown Security Partners

Take the online SAR Training