Today, I unveiled our new “If You See Something, Say Something ™” national Public Service Announcements, a series of television and radio spots that are part of our campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious activity to local authorities. I encourage you to watch the PSA below and share it with your family and friends.
While unveiling the PSAs, I also announced a new partnership between DHS and the Chamber of Commerce to engage the public in the “If You See Something, Say Something ™” campaign. Over the last 2 years, we’ve partnered numerous companies and organizations including the NCAA, the NBA, the NFL, the Indy 500, Walmart, the Mall of America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and others.
As I’ve said in the past, hometown security is the key to homeland security. Time and again, we’ve seen terrorist attacks thwarted by alert individuals who notify authorities when something just doesn’t seem right. For instance, just a few weeks ago, the owner of a gun store near Ft. Hood called authorities when an individual in his store was behaving in a suspicious manner. His actions may have helped prevent a potential attack.
Security is a shared responsibility and we all have a role to play.
You can learn more about the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign on our website.