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What to Say

To report suspicious activity, contact an authority or call 1-866-HLS-TIPS. In an emergency, dial 911. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw
  • When you saw it
  • Where it occurred
  • Why it’s suspicious

Tell an Authority

Say something to an authority if there is one nearby.

  • Tell a police officer
  • On a bus, tell the driver
  • In a train or at a train station, tell a conductor or a transit worker
  • At an airport, mall, or other public area, tell security personnel
  • In a store or restaurant, tell the owner or manager
  • In the workplace, tell your boss or direct supervisor

Use the CT Safe app

Send locations, pictures and details of suspicious activity quickly and easily using the CT Safe app. Be ready and download it here for Android or iOS.

  • google play
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Call the CT Tip Line

If there isn't an authority nearby, call the statewide Homeland Security tip line:

1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477)

It's a FREE and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


CALL 9-1-1

In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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