Recognizing the Signs of Suspicious Activity

We at Talon Premier Security are committed to providing security and investigative services in the state of Minnesota. We offer many different services, but one of the things that we are most passionate about is educating our clients on how to recognize the signs of suspicious activity. 

According to The US Department of Homeland Security, suspicious activity is defined as any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. 

As American citizens and members of our communities, it is extremely helpful to be armed with the knowledge of what suspicious activity looks like. We can all play our part in keeping our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting any suspicious activity to our local law enforcement. 

Let’s take a closer look at 5 common signs of suspicious activity

Expressed or Implied Threat

If you overhear someone threatening to commit a crime that could harm or kill people or damage infrastructure, this is an example of an expressed or implied threat. 

Eliciting Information

This is when you notice someone questioning personnel beyond mere curiosity about an event, facility or operations. 


Suspicious activity is also demonstrated by taking pictures or videos, or having a prolonged interest in personnel, security features, or infrastructure in an unusual or covert manner. 


Have you ever observed anyone presenting false information or misusing documents to conceal illegal activity? This is another example of suspicious activity that must be reported. 


Any damage or destruction to a facility, infrastructure, or secured site is also an example of suspicious activity 

The Department of Homeland Security lists more examples of suspicious activity, which can be viewed in the infographic below: 

5 Common Signs Of Suspicious Activity

As the saying goes, “If you see something, say something.” You never know who you might help or what you could prevent by speaking up to your local law enforcement. If you do see something, the Department of Homeland Security provides information on how to report suspicious activity should you see any. 
Talon Premier Security exists to help protect, provide security and educate our clients in order to mitigate and stamp out threats to our communities.