Describing a Suspect

If you observe suspicious behavior, do no physically engage suspect(s) involved in criminal activity. Stay at a safe distance, note suspect’s description and report suspicious behavior as soon as possible by calling 911 or 808-956-6911.

Observe and be prepared to describe the suspect’s:

Physical characteristics
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Approximate age
  • Eye color
  • Hair color
  • Complexion
  • Mannerisms
  • Scars/tattoos
  • Facial hair
  • Hat
  • Glasses
  • Shirt type and color
  • Pants/shorts type and color
  • Footwear
  • Other distinctive design identifiers on clothing (logos, etc.)
  • Also look for layers under the outside, visible layer
Direction of travel (by foot or vehicle)
  • Make
  • Model
  • Color
  • Year
  • Body style (2-door, 4-door, convertible, truck, etc.)
  • Other distinguishing features (spoiler, racing stripes, tinting, damage)
  • License plate number
Possessions/weapons, if any