DHS Launches 'See Something, Say Something' Campaign
Department of Homeland Security Secretary 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. DHS said the initiative highlights the public's role in keeping America 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," Napolitano said. "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 the nation safe, the department said.
In support of the 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.