September 11th serves as a reminder of the importance of If You See Something, Say Something. “Together, we can help keep our community safe”. We would like to share a post by Homeland Security regarding the importance of reporting suspicious activity and knowing the four W’s in order to describe the activity accurately per the following:
Across the nation, we’re all part of communities. In cities, on farms, and in the suburbs, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends. It’s easy to take for granted the routine moments in our every day—going to work or school, the grocery store or the gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor’s—filled with the moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn’t be there—or someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right—say something. Because only you know what’s supposed to be in your everyday. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. “If You See Something, Say Something™” engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness–building, partnerships, and other outreach.
To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
- Who or what you saw;
- When you saw it;
- Where it occurred; and
Program your phone with all law enforcement agencies contact information you encounter during the day i.e. a transit agency if you utilize public transportation.
Log onto Homeland Security if you would like to obtain additional information.