Observation and Reporting Techniques

WA Police depends upon information provided by the community to contribute to investigations, research and evaluation. Even if it does not lead to immediate Police attention, a lot of what you see and hear is valuable information for WA Police. As Neighbourhood Watch participants, you can provide this information directly to police through Crime Stoppers.

What is happening? What did you observe? Do you remember what you saw? Note it down!

We don’t care if your spelling isn't the best or how you relay this information. Your information is important to us, so please share and provide as much detail as possible.

Tips for observations

Person
Start from the top and work down. The face contains the most detail and features. If you start from their head and work down to their shoes you will gather information in an order you can remember. Even if they turn or run away, you may still be able to identify height, approximate age, build and clothing.

Vehicle
Start with vehicle registration number. Try to get the driver description and then as the car travels away you may still be able to identify the make, model, colour and identifiable markings.

 

View the below training scenarios to learn the safest way to act in difficult situations.

Observational Videos

Witnessing a Crime

If you see a suspicious car or person in your street, or around your community recording the information may help the Police to catch a criminal.
Crime Stoppers WA