A suspicious activity is anything that an average person would consider unusual given the activity, time, place, and/or location. These types of incidents usually involve a suspicious person, vehicle, and/or object.

• Person carrying unusual property given the time of day or location.
• Person loitering in a way that is inconsistent with the usual purpose of the area; perhaps at a bike rack, in between rows of cars, around lockers, or in a way as if to conceal himself or herself from view.
• Vehicle idling with the lights off at night in a dark area.
• An unattended bag in a high-occupancy area.


If you discover a suspicious object on campus:
• Do not touch, tamper with, move, cover, insulate, or open the object.
• Keep a safe distance from the suspicious object. A distance of at least 300 feet is recommended.
• Call your campus emergency phone number. If you encounter a suspicious vehicle or person on campus:
• Keep a safe distance from the vehicle or person.
• Call your campus emergency phone number.
• Be as detailed as possible when describing the suspicious person or vehicle.

Personal Characteristics:
• Sex/Gender
• Race/Ethnicity
• Height/Weight/Age
• Clothing Type/Color
• Hair Style/Color
• Distinguishing marks
• Location
• Direction of travel
• Method of travel

Vehicle Characteristics:
• Color
• Year
• Make
• Body Style/Model
• License plate number and state
• Distinctive Marks/Accessories
• Location
• Direction of travel
• Occupants (number and description)


Life Threatening Emergency (All Campuses) 911
Emergency Information Hotline (All Campuses) 1-800-227-0354
University Police Department (Gables Campus) 305-284-6666
Department of Security (Medical Campus) 305-243-6000
Campus Safety (Marine Campus) 305-421-4766 or 305-710-7991
Report Suspicious Activity (State-Wide) 1-855-352-7233

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