We all see things going on around the area and get a feeling that something is not right.
"If it's suss. Report it," that's the simple message from NSW Police Shoalhaven crime prevention officer Senior Constable Anthony Jory.
"As police, we will often go to jobs, be it a break and enter or a stolen car, we will do a canvas of the area [knock on doors, talk to neighbours, residents, witnesses etc].
"Sometimes during a canvas we find out people saw something but haven't reported it.
"If we had known of an incident or happening earlier we could have responded quicker. And perhaps caught the alleged crook in the act."
Snr Const Jory said police would rather have the information and be able to act on it.
"If we go to a job and it turns out to be nothing, no harm done," he said.
"Any information could lead to us catching an alleged offender, either in the act or after the event.
"It's simple - if you think it's suss, it probably is and report it!
"We would rather have the information and be proactive.
"Information could possibly lead to an earlier arrest, taking the alleged crook off the streets before he or she can commit other offences."
He said it could be a vehicle driving around with its lights off in the industrial area - "If it's suss. Report it."
It could be someone walking around the street in dark clothing. "If it's suss. Report it."
It could be an odd sound in the middle of the night or dogs barking when they are usually quiet. Have a look outside. "If it's suss. Report it."
It could be an alarm going off or someone hiding in the bushes."If it's suss. Report it."
"If you see something and it looks suspicious, it usually is," he said.
"Call the police and feel good about helping your community."
You can call anonymously by ringing Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or ring your local police station and If it's urgent call "000".
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