The activities outlined here may give you ideas as an actor for suspicious behavior, dialog, and action in training exercises.
These activities have been compiled from a review of terrorist events over several years.
They are by no means all-inclusive for Crisis Actors scenarios.
For tattoo shops, suspicious customers may be people who:
A vigilant tattoo shop will:
The tattoo shop must remember that just because someone’s speech, actions, beliefs, appearance, or way of life is different it does not mean that he or she is suspicious.
Some of the activities, taken individually, could be innocent and must be examined by law enforcement professionals in a larger context to determine whether there is a basis to investigate.
The collection of this information was supported by Grant Number 2007-MU-BX-K002, awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
Each indictor listed above, is by itself, lawful conduct or behavior and may also constitute the exercise of rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. In addition, there may be a wholly innocent explanation for conduct or behavior that appears suspicious in nature. For this reason, no single indicator should be the sole basis for law enforcement action. The totality of behavioral indicators and other relevant circumstances should be evaluated when considering any law enforcement response or action.