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iWATCH and Operation TIPP: How To Describe or Report Suspicious Behavior

iwatchFollowing are some general tips and guidelines on what to look for and how to describe suspicious behavior:


  • Sex
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Build (medium, heavy)
  • Hair (color, length, include facial hair)
  • Complexion (light, dark, olive)
  • Peculiarities (scars, tattoos, missing limbs)
  • Clothing (from head to toe, style, etc.)
  • Weapons (if any)
  • Method of transportation (direction, vehicle, etc.)


  • License plate and state (most important)
  • Year, make, model and color
  • Body type (2-door, 4-door, van, SUV)
  • Number of passengers
  • Damage or anything unusual (logos, etc.)

Report Suspicious Activity

  • To report immediate threats or emergencies, call 911
  • To report suspicious activity or behavior, call (202) 727-9099
  • Make a report using iWATCH (What is this?)