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  1. Nationwide SAR Initiative
  2. Online SAR Training

Online SAR Training for Law Enforcement and Hometown Security Partners

**NEW** SAR Fundamentals eLearning

This one-hour long training provides an interactive overview of the NSI.

The NSI training strategy is a multifaceted approach designed to increase the effectiveness of state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement and public safety professionals and other frontline partners in identifying, reporting, evaluating, and sharing pre-incident terrorism indicators to prevent acts of terrorism.

SAR Fundamentals eLearning

This new, one-hour long training provides an interactive overview of the NSI. It also provides users an understanding of the evaluation process used to determine whether identified behavior adheres to the Information Sharing Environment (ISE)-SAR Functional Standard criteria, in accordance with privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections.

Online SAR Trainings

To increase the effectiveness of this multifaceted approach, the NSI has developed training programs for frontline officers and hometown security partners regarding documented and verified behaviors and indicators that, when viewed in the context of all known facts and circumstances, may indicate terrorism-related criminal activity. Both the SAR Line Officer Training and each sector-specific SAR Hometown Security Partners Training discuss how to report identified suspicious activity to the proper authorities while maintaining the protection of citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

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Other Online Training Resources That Support the SAR Process

Last Updated: 05/30/2023
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Do not report suspicious activity to the Department of Homeland Security. Instead, notify local law enforcement.

You can use this website to learn more about the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) and for awareness training information.

Do not report suspicious activity through this website.