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What to Do When You See a Bias-Related Incident?

Urgent and Prompt Matters

If you are aware of a potentially criminal act, Dial 911 to contact the police with jurisdiction in the local area where the possible crime occurred.

If you are aware of potentially unlawful discrimination, some other violation of civil law, or a serious, but lawful situation that you feel needs prompt attention to prevent escalating tensions, please contact one of these agencies:

Education and Community Services
PA Human Relations Commission
PO Box 3145
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3145
(717) 783-8264
FAX: (717) 772-4340

Heritage Affairs Office
Bureau of Criminal Investigations
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9718
(717) 772-5112
FAX: (717) 705-2306

Civil Rights Compliance Section
Office of the Attorney General
14th Floor - Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-0822
FAX: (717) 787-1190

Less Urgent Matters

1) Record the Incident - Document important information you know about the incident. Do not conduct your own investigation or put yourself or others in any danger. Important information to note includes dates/times, location, names/description of those involved, photos of graffiti and damage, save applicable voicemails and printed materials.

2) Report the Incident - Notify local law enforcement or officials. Do not remove any evidence of the incident until it's been reported. However if the graffiti or other items are in a sensitive area (e.g., school bus stop) you may wish to cover it in the meantime.

Phone Numbers:

Eastern Pike Regional Police Department 570-491-4040
Milford Police Department 570-296-5959 or 570-296-7700
PA State Police Blooming Grove 570-226-5718, (866) 780-7299 or Dial 911
Pike County Sheriff 570-296-6459
PA State Human Rights Commission 717-787-9784 / TT/TTY: 717-787-7279
Shohola Township Police Department 570-559-7359

3) Notify the Tri-State Unity Coalition at (570) 686-5555. They are a non-profit and all volunteer group that monitors bias-related incidents in Pike. Please contact them if you need any assistance.

Note: Based on "Report a Bias Incident" at www.stopbias.org.

 

What to Do When You See Gang-Related Activity?

Being a member of a gang is not illegal. However, gangs are involved in criminal activity (e.g., theft and drugs) and any such activity should be reported to local law enforcement.

For your own safety,
Do NOT approach a suspected gang member
or ask them if they are in a gang!

Urgent and Prompt Matters

If you are aware of a potentially criminal act, Dial 911 to contact the police with jurisdiction in the local area where the possible crime occurred.

Less Urgent Matters

Notify local law enforcement or officials. Do not remove any evidence of the activity until it's been reported.

Phone Numbers:

Eastern Pike Regional Police Department 570-491-4040
Milford Police Department 570-296-5959 or 570-296-7700
PA State Police Blooming Grove 570-226-5718, (866) 780-7299 or Dial 911
Pike County Sheriff 570-296-6459
PA State Human Rights Commission 717-787-9784 / TT/TTY: 717-787-7279
Shohola Township Police Department 570-559-7359

 



Tri-State Unity Coalition
P.O. Box 752
Milford, PA 18337
http://tristateunity.veneziale.net
tristateunity@veneziale.net


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