Reporting Suspicious Crimes

AUSTIN, TX (KAUZ) - The Texas Department of Public Safety wants to remind you to remain vigilant with respect to potential crime.
Here are some examples of behaviors and activities to report:

-Strangers asking questions about building security features and procedures.

-Briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package is left behind.

-Cars or trucks are left in no-parking zones at important buildings.

-Chemical smells or fumes that are unusual for the location.

-People requesting sensitive information, such as blueprints, security plans or VIP travel schedules, without a need to know.

-Purchasing supplies that could be used to make bombs or weapons, or purchasing uniforms without having the proper credentials.

-Taking photographs or videos of security features, such as cameras or checkpoints.
 
DPS urges residents who see something unusual to simply speak up. To make an anonymous report, you can contact DPS at 1-866-786-5972.