Homeland security begins with hometown security! An alert public plays a critical role in keeping our nation safe. Strengthening hometown security involves educating the public on the necessity to be aware of suspicious activity and to report that activity to local law enforcement. If You See Something, Say Something™! If you see something suspicious taking place then report that behavior or activity to local law enforcement or in the case of emergency call 9-1-1. The public should report suspicious behavior and situations such as a unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area. Keep in mind, factors such as race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation alone are not suspicious.

For more information on the If You See Something, Say Something™ program, visit the Department of Homeland Security website.