Give police a good description

Published: Comments:
Community Law & Safety Queensland Government

Social:   

Are your powers of observation pretty sharp? Can you describe in detail some of the features of the person who just walked past you? Can you tell a counterfeit $50 or $100 note from an authentic one?

Police are often told by victims reporting a crime that there is CCTV footage available of suspects but the images have to be downloaded. No description is given at the time of the report and this vital piece of information can be omitted from the report for up to a week. By this time the trail has gone cold.

You can assist police when you report a crime by providing a good description. Things to take note of include:

  • male or female
  • body frame size
  • height
  • racial appearance
  • age group
  • hair colour and style
  • scars, tattoos or glasses
  • face e.g. facial hair, skin condition, skin colour, twitch
  • distinguishing clothing
  • posture
  • movement e.g. limp
  • speech e.g. slurred, accent
  • items on person e.g. accessories

Also, if a vehicle is observed being used, take a note of:

  • vehicle registration
  • make and model
  • colour
  • any damage or rust
  • distinguishing signs or markings
  • direction of travel

Community safety and crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility so please assist police by providing a good description of anyone you see committing a crime or acting suspiciously.

To download a form to keep handy click here

 
myPolice Sunshine Coast :
mypolice.qld.gov.au/sunshinecoast, Sunshine Coast Wide
myPolice Sunshine Coast
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Fatal traffic crash, Eumundi 24 June 2018 | Initial investigations indicate at about 3.15pm, a Mazda travelling east on Eumundi-Noosa Road and a Toyota Prado travelling west collided causing the Mazda to run off the road and down an embankment. More information...
Missing man, Buderim 22 June 2018 | Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 53-year-old man reported missing from Buderim on June 20. More information...
Stealing is an offence you will get caught 22 June 2018 | Maroochydore Police have teamed up with the Sunshine Plaza, retailers and Australasia Neighbourhood Watch to address retail theft. More information...
Working together to raise number plate theft awareness 22 June 2018 | Sunshine Coast Police District Crime Prevention Unit and Department of Transport and Main Roads held a road safety display at the Coles Express Service Station southbound on the Bruce Highway. More information...
Nambour Plaza community display 22 June 2018 | The Sunshine Coast District Crime Prevention Unit and the Sunshine Coast Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) set up a display yesterday at the Nambour Plaza. More information...
Stolen Vehicle Hot List, Week ending June 22 22 June 2018 | Sunshine Coast Police are asking members of the public to assist in locating the stolen motor vehicles listed below. More information...
Do you recognise this material? 21 June 2018 | Maroochydore Police are seeking information about the possible owner of a unique piece of material that was donated to a Sunshine Coast Op shop recently. More information...
Pomona Police wrap, June 2018 20 June 2018 | The Sunshine Coast is experiencing a spike in vehicle thefts and while offenders are active at present, they're steadily being identified and charged thanks to timely information from the community and good police... More information...
Theft of bus shelter batteries, Noosa and Cooroy 19 June 2018 | Police are investigating the theft of a number of rechargeable batteries from bus shelters in the Noosa and Cooroy area. More information...
Fun Day out at the Sunshine Coast Show 18 June 2018 | Sunshine Coast Police, PCYC and volunteers enjoyed a day out at the Sunshine Coast Show. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service