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Describing a Suspect and Vehicle

Reporting a Crime | Suspect / Vehicle Description

Reporting Crime & Suspicious Activity

All students, faculty, staff and visitors at Stanford are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the Stanford Department of Public Safety in a timely manner.

Anytime you need immediate police, fire, or medical response, dial 9-9-1-1 from University phones (all Stanford prefixes). From non-university phones, dial 9-1-1. Remember that 9-1-1 is a free call from pay phones and any cell phone. In addition, emergency phones with blue lights are located in many areas on campus. These phones are either blue emergency towers or pay phones with blue lights on top. For a non-emergency police response on campus, dial 723-9633.

Call 911 if you think a crime is in progress, which might be indicated by:
  • A whistle, scream or call for help.
  • A strange car repeatedly driving up and down the street.
  • Seeing someone you don't know or recognize enter your neighbor's room or home, enter an office or lab with no apparent business or transaction, or loiter in a parking area or at a bike rack near your home, dorm, or work.
Remember that the police cannot be everywhere at once, and they depend on individuals in the community to assist them in crime prevention by reporting suspicious activities.

How to Describe a Suspect and Vehicle

INSTRUCTIONS: This form is to aid you describing a suspect or a suspect's vehicle. This does not take the place of phoning 9-911 or 911.
In an emergency, do not take the time to fill in this form.
Call 9-911 from a campus phone, or 911 from a non-campus phone or cell phone.

Date _____________________________
Time _____________________________
Location _____________________________
Direction of Travel _____________________________
Weapon _____________________________

Suspect Information

Male _____     Female _____
Adult _____     Juvenile _____     Approximate Age _____
Race _____________________________
Height __________     Weight __________
Hair Color _____________________________
Eye Color _____________________________
Mustache, bear, sideburns or other facial hair _____________________________
Tattoos, scars or other identifying marks _____________________________
Gait, limp or amputations _____________________________

Suspect's Clothing

Hat _____________________________
Glasses _____________________________
Shirt type and color _____________________________
Pants type and color _____________________________
Shoes _____________________________

Automobile Information

Make _____________________________
Model _____________________________
Color _____________________________
Year _____________________________
Body style (2-door, 4-door, convertible, truck, etc.) _____________________________
License plate number _____________________________
Distinguishing features (spoiler, racing stripes, tinting, damage, etc.) __________________

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