Refer to this checklist when describing a suspicious person or suspect in a crime.

Make a note of anything you can remember about:

  • Sex
  • Height
  • Race
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Hat
  • Glasses
  • Hair
  • Facial Hair
  • Coat
  • Shirt
  • Pants
  • Shoes
  • Weapon

When you can see a suspect and are reporting to our Dispatchers, they will ask you to scan from top to bottom.

Describe a suspect vehicle

If a motor vehicle is involved in a crime report the following information:

  • activity,
  • direction of travel,
  • license plate,
  • color,
  • make/model,
  • unusual characteristics (e.g., dents, bumper stickers, graphics, wheels, tinted windows, lifted/lowered),
  • number of persons, etc

Describe Suspect

suspect diagram

Suspect diagram