I WATCH, I REPORT, I KEEP US SAFE.
If I see something, I say something.
This site is NOT designed to report emergencies or in-progress activity. If this is an emergency, or you see behavior occurring right now, call 911.
iWATCH Plymouth is a community awareness program created to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to criminal activity. Originally, the basic goal of iWATCH was to help Plymouth stay safe from terrorist activities; however, iWATCH in Plymouth has expanded beyond this narrow focus. The goal of iWATCH is now to reduce all types of criminal activity – from minor vandalism to major incidents. iWATCH is simply an extension of the Neighborhood Watch program paired with the Department of Homeland Security's "See Something, Say Something" message. It is a partnership between our community and Plymouth Police to be aware, look out for each other, and report behavior and activity that may indicate any type of crime may occur. We can and must work together to prevent all crime, from theft to terrorist attacks.
To learn about the iWATCH program and about the behaviors and activities that you should report, view the videos and review the list of examples.
You can also read and download a brochure that explains the program.
Remember that the iWATCH program is about behaviors and activities, NOT about how a person looks.
What Suspicious Behaviors and Activities Should You Report?
Suspicious activity is any behavior or activity that seems unusual or out-of-place. Suspicious behavior can be anything; however here are some examples of behaviors and activities that may be associated with criminal activity:
- People looking into parked vehicles, trying doors of different vehicles, or hiding from passing traffic
- Persons dressed inappropriately for the weather (ex: wearing heavy coats in summer)
- Strangers looking into neighbors' homes when they are gone
- People monitoring or photographing building or location security or security procedures
- Briefcases, backpacks, or packages that have been left behind / unattended
- Cars or trucks left in "No Parking Zones" in front of important buildings or locations
- Intruders in secure areas where they are not supposed to be
- Chemical smells or fumes that worry you
- People asking questions about sensitive information such as building blueprints, security plans, or VIP travel schedules without a right or need to know
- People purchasing supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons or purchasing uniforms without the proper credentials
If you are unsure about whether or not to report a suspicious activity that you see, REPORT IT and let the police decide what to do with the information. Reporting is easy!
HOW TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
- If it is an emergency or the suspicious activity is going on right now, call 911 and an officer will respond. If you are unsure, call 911 and let the police decide.
- If the suspicious activity is not currently occurring, call 763-509-5160 and ask to speak to a desk officer. A trained officer will take your report.
- Report online by clicking the "Make a Report" button below. A trained officer will evaluate the report and contact you if more information is needed.
If you know the identity of a suspect, but wish to remain anonymous, you may report the information anonymously to Crime Stoppers. Information leading to a successful arrest and prosecution of a criminal may result in a reward up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
IMPORTANT PLACES TO WATCH
(Music in Plymouth, parades, fairs, festivals, etc.)
Government Buildings / Political Assemblies
Sports / Entertainment Venues
High Rise Buildings
LEARN MORE ABOUT POTENTIAL INDICATORS OF TERRORIST ACTIVITY
What to do if there is an Active Shooter
There have been several high profile "active shooter" incidents around the United States resulting in multiple casualties. It is important that residents are prepared in the event they find themselves in a situation involving an "active shooter". Please take a few minutes to view the below video, Run, Hide, Fight. Although the video does contain some violent scenes, it outlines very practical steps residents can take in this situation. Plymouth Police would like to extend a sincere thank you to the City of Houston (Texas) Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security for use of this very important video.
Run. Hide. Fight.
In addition, the Department of Homeland Security has a website (www.dhs.gov/activeshooter) that provides information and free courses, materials and workshops to help better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that may represent indicators and characteristics of active shooters.