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CHIPS Articles: DHS says "If You See Something, Say Something”

DHS says "If You See Something, Say Something”
Be alert at seasonal events and in your everyday activities
By CHIPS Magazine - December 5, 2017
Across the nation, many people will be celebrating the holidays in community events such as parades; light displays; plays and concerts; religious services; parties and more. We're all a part of communities, large and small, and we participate in events and share everyday activities with our neighbors, colleagues, family and friends.

It's easy to take for granted the routine moments in our everyday activities — going to work or school, shopping at the mall and running errands. But your everyday routine can be different than your neighbor’s — making your activities uniquely different, the Department of Homeland Security says. So if you see something you know shouldn't be there in your everyday routine or at holiday events this season — or witness someone's behavior that doesn't appear quite right — say something.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping America safe, DHS says. The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign aims to engage with the public in protecting our homeland through awareness–building, partnerships and other outreach. Be alert when you are out and about, be aware of your surroundings, the actions of the people around you and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement. If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

To inquire about partnerships with the DHS "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign click here.

Reporting Suspicious Activity

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
-- Why it's suspicious.

If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

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