How to Report
Reporting to local authorities is simple.
Public safety and security is everyone's responsibility. If you see something suspicious, please call local law enforcement. If there is a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1. When reporting suspicious activity, it is helpful to give the most accurate description possible.
If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority using the “5W’s”:
did you see
did you see
you saw it
Remember, do not ignore your feelings of uneasiness about a person or circumstances you may encounter. If you observe someone or something unusual or suspicious that may be related to terrorism or criminal activity, take the time to complete the online report and have the situation checked out.
Report Through the SafeOC App
We’ve made it easier than ever to report suspicious behavior or activity. The SafeOC app allows for one-touch reporting and a directory of local police departments for every law enforcement department in Orange County.
Download our SafeOC app from the Apple App Store to:
Learn what to report (5ws)
Learn How to Report (Local Police Department Directory)
Access in-app reporting
Directly dial all Orange County police departments
In an emergency, always dial 9-1-1. Remember, DO NOT take direct action, confront anyone, reveal your suspicions or touch an object.