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
FAX: (717) 772-4340
Heritage Affairs Office
Bureau of Criminal Investigations
Pennsylvania State Police
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9718
FAX: (717) 705-2306
Civil Rights Compliance Section
Office of the Attorney General
14th Floor - Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
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.
|Eastern Pike Regional Police Department
|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
|PA State Human Rights Commission
||717-787-9784 / TT/TTY: 717-787-7279
|Shohola Township Police Department
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.