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Public Safety | What is Stalking?

What Is Stalking

“Stalking” refers to a course of conduct, occurring on more than one occasion, directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear bodily injury or death or to feel afraid. Stalking is an illegal activity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Does this person…

  • Follow you and show up wherever you are?
  • Repeatedly call you, including hang-ups or voice mail messages?
  • Drive by or hang out at your home, school, or work?
  • Threaten to hurt you, your family, friends, or pets?
  • Damage your home, car, or other personal property?
  • Send unwanted gifts, letters, cards, texts, e-mails, or messages?
  • Monitor your phone calls or computer use?
  • Use technology, like hidden cameras or GPS, to track where you go?
  • Find out about you by using public records or on-line methods, going through your garbage, or contacting friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers?
  • Engage in other actions that control, track, or frighten you?
  • Continue to contact you even though you have informed him/her to “Stop” or indicated you do not want to communicate?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you may be in a stalking situation. For more information, please contact___________________________ or a trusted resource. If you are in immediate danger, call Trinity Department of Public Safety at (202) 884-9111 if on campus or call 911 if off-campus.

Contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-884-9111.



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