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"If You See Something, Say Something" Expands in D.C.

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Secretary Napolitano delivers remarks on
"If You See Something, Say Something" campaign
Photo by: Barry Bahler/DHS
"If You See Something, Say Something" - that's what Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole are urging you to do.  Together, they announced the expansion of the nationwide “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to Washington, D.C. today.

The goal is simple: encourage everyone to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper law enforcement authorities.

Secretary Napolitano made the announcement at DC's Reagan National Airport (DCA) alongside Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Chief Stephen Holl and Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn.

“As Americans head into the busy holiday travel season, it is important to remember that every individual has a role to play in keeping our country safe and secure,” said Secretary Napolitano.

"If You See Something, Say Something" messages will soon be visible in DC-area airports, public transit, movie theaters, gas stations, and will be heard on local radio stations.  The goal is to encourage citizens everywhere to speak up if they see or observe something out-of-the-ordinary, and give individuals information about where to go with that information if they see suspicious activities.

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TSA Administrator John Pistole with TSO's
Photo by: Barry Bahler/DHS
"The partnerships we build in communities and with travelers are critical to supporting our security mission, " said TSA Administrator Pistole. "We saw with the failed Times Square attack the impact alert travelers can have and we ask for the public's continued partnership to help keep our skies safe."

We all play a huge role in making this campaign a success and in keeping our nation safe.  So remember, "If You See Something, Say Something."

For more information on the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, visit
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