DHS, ASIS Partner to Expand "If You See Something, Say Something Campaign"
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced a new partnership with ASIS and DHS to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something,” campaign during the Law Enforcement/Military Appreciation Day luncheon last week.
“Homeland security begins with hometown security -- it begins with law enforcement, security professionals, first responders, businesses and individuals,” said Napolitano. “We continue to work together with our many partners to build a strong foundation for a more secure and resilient homeland.”
During her remarks, Secretary Napolitano underscored the important partnership between DHS and ASIS International in keeping our communities safe and secure. Since 2003, DHS has provided $35 billion in risk-based preparedness grant funding to build and sustain state and local capabilities in preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters.
At the ASIS annual Law Enforcement Military Appreciation Day luncheon, Secretary Napolitano announced a new partnership between DHS’ “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign and ASIS International. ASIS International will share the campaign public awareness video and supporting materials with its members, which include security professionals from around the world.
Over the past year, DHS has collaborated with federal, state, local and private sector partners, as well as the Department of Justice to expand the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative.
The SAR Initiative is an Administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism, crime and other threats; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and ensure the sharing of those reports with the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for further investigation. To date, approximately 100,000 law enforcement officials have received training through the SAR initiative.