Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It’s easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
WHAT IS SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY?
|RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS!||PROTECTING CITIZEN'S |
CIVIL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
|Some of these activities could be innocent -- it's up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation. But we can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.
Suspicious Activity Chart Download or print a copy for you to display or carry with you for reference.
|The "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign respects citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties by emphasizing behavior, rather than appearance, in identifying suspicious activity. Factors such as race, ethnicity, and/or religious affiliation are not suspicious. The public should only report suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or package, or someone breaking into a restricted area). Only reports that document behavior that is reasonably indicative of criminal activity related to terrorism will be shared with federal partners.|
USE THE "5Ws"
TO REPORT SUSPICOUS ACTIVITY
Public safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority with these important details.
IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.