Thursday, July 22, 2010

Special Announcement: DHS Launches "See Something, Say Something" Campaign

Department of Homeland Secretary’s (DHS) Janet Napolitano launched the first phase of DHS' nationwide "See Something, Say Something" campaign and announced a new national information-sharing partnership with Amtrak as part of the Department's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative during a whistlestop train tour—highlighting the public's role in keeping our country safe and the Obama administration's commitment to bolstering surface transportation security.

"Implementing a national suspicious activity reporting partnership with Amtrak and expanding the 'See Something, Say Something' campaign strengthens our ability to guard against terrorism and crime," said Secretary Napolitano. "These initiatives enable us to provide frontline security personnel with the latest information and intelligence to recognize behaviors and indicators associated with new and evolving threats."

In the coming months, DHS will expand the "See Something, Say Something" campaign nationally with public education materials, advertisements and other outreach tools to continue engaging travelers, businesses, community organizations, and public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping our country safe.

In support of DHS’s “See Something, Say Something” Campaign, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to research how to improve the public’s response to suspicious activity. FEMA and IACP plan to present on the research findings and recommendations at the IACP Annual Conference in late October. For more information about the "See Something, Say Something" campaign and other DHS initiatives, click here.


The National Office of Citizen Corps
FEMA Individual & Community Preparedness Division