The Burnsville Police Department needs your help in reporting suspicious activity. Some people fail to call because they are not aware of what is considered suspicious. Others notice suspicious activity and assume someone else will call. Still, others fail to call because they feel they are bothering the police.
Don't be afraid to call 9-1-1...
We encourage everyone to call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY if they feel a situation or circumstance is suspicious. DO NOT think you are bothering the police; this is why we are here! DO NOT be embarrassed if your suspicions prove unfounded. Call 9-1-1 any time you need police, fire or an ambulance to respond for ANY REASON.
Reasons to Call 9-1-1
Someone needs police, fire or medical assistance
To report an incident such as a traffic accident, burglary, theft, property damage, parking complaint, ordinance violation or animal control issue
To report signs of fire such as smoke or alarms
Alarms are sounding or glass is being broken
Someone is loitering around or peering into cars
Slow moving vehicles (at night without lights) driving aimlessly.
Apparent business transactions being conducted from a vehicle
Someone seen being forced into a vehicle
Abandoned vehicle parked on your block
Someone seen with a weapon
Someone loitering, entering or leaving a business before or after hours