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If You See Something, Say Something™

Luggage in airportIn this ever-changing world, it is important to maintain vigilant and recognize when a threat may be present. Citizens play a pivotal role in reporting suspicious activities to law enforcement authorities, which may help prevent or deter an attack in places frequented by all of us.

TSA counts on the traveling public to report unattended bags or packages, individuals in possession of a threating item, a person trying to enter a restricted area or similar suspicious activities at airports, train stations, bus stops and ports. Suspicious behavior and situations must not be based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation or personal beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions or associations.

The Department of Homeland Security “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign focuses on raising public awareness on suspicious activities, behaviors or situations that may suggest acts of terrorism or terrorism-related crimes.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority created the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign and licensed the use of the slogan to the Department of Homeland Security in 2010. To further expand this initiative, the Department of Homeland Security has partnered with local law enforcement agencies, transportation systems, universities, sports leagues, and local and state governments across the nation to continue confronting threats in our communities.

To report any suspicious activity, contact local law enforcement authorities.

Latest revision: 28 July 2014