As an involved and caring citizen it’s not uncommon for you to find yourself aware of your surroundings. Whether your surroundings are your neighborhood, workplace, school or where you do recreational activities. Being aware of your surroundings comes with a degree of responsibility. Especially, if you happen to encounter behavior that you may find suspicious. If you find yourself wondering, “Just what is suspicious behavior and when do I call the police?” This blog is for you! As citizens of your city or town it’s important to know when you need to reach out to the authorities.

Suspicious Behavior: When to Call the Police

As a citizen it’s important to understand what can be classified as suspicious behavior. As a rule, you can consider anything suspicious that is out of the ordinary. For example, people or vehicles at your home or place of work that do not belong there. Especially, if the people are acting strangely such as knocking on doors or entering private property or restricted premises without invitation. Essentially, any behavior that is out of the ordinary that makes you feel uncomfortable can be considered suspicious.

Now when to call the police is another matter entirely. The police should be called immediately if there damage or theft being done to private or public property. If harm or the threat of harm is taking place to another person, property or animal. You should not hesitate to call the authorities.

When to Call the Authorities

If there is no immediate threat you can contact your local authorities through their non-emergency numbers. Here are a few links where you can find the contact and non-emergency numbers for surrounding police departments.

In case of an emergency always dial 9-1-1. If you or a loved one has been arrested as a result of a suspicious behavior call and you need to post bail. Contact our team at Martinez Family Bail Bonds. No matter what the circumstance we will do what we can to help you or your loved one be released as quickly as possible.