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Response Guide

Suspicious/Violent Persons Response Guide

When an individual's actions create a sense of fear, threat or a suspicion of criminal activity, contact UD Police immediately and report the following:

  • Nature of the suspicious behavior.
  • Threats or Violence:
    • Possession of weapon
    • Suspected criminal act
    • Mentally ill/Emotionally distraught
    • Other suspicious behavior
  • Location of the suspicious person(s).
  • Physical description of the suspicious person(s):
    • Gender
    • Race
    • Height
    • Build (e.g. thin, heavy, medium)
    • Hair color (head, facial)
    • Distinctive markings, tattoos, teeth, etc.
  • Clothing description (type and color):
    • Head (hat, scarf, mask, sunglasses, etc.)
    • Outer garments (coat, jacket, gloves, etc.)
    • Shirt type and color
    • Pants, dress, or shorts
    • Shoe color and style

If the person has left the area, his/her direction and means of travel (on foot, bike, motor vehicle, etc.)

For more information, please see: Suspicious/Violent Persons Information>>



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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914
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