If You See Something, Say Something® About the Campaign

About the Campaign

It Takes a Community to Protect a Community

"If You See Something, Say Something®" is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to strengthening hometown security by creating partnerships with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector, as well as the communities they serve. These partners help us reach the public across the nation by displaying the campaign’s messages and distributing outreach materials, including Public Service Announcements (PSAs).

We can all help keep our communities safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated September 25 as national  “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day to further increase the public’s awareness of the campaign. Learn more about Awareness Day.

Campaign History

The "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign was originally implemented and trademarked by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is licensed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a nationwide campaign.

In July 2010, DHS launched the campaign in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI), with the goal of training state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators of terrorism and terrorism–related crime. The NSI standardizes how these observations are documented and analyzed and ensures that reports are shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation–led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for investigation and with state Fusion Centers for analysis. Only those reports documenting behavior that is reasonably indicative of terrorist activity will be shared with federal and SLTT partners.

IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.

To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement.

You can use this website or the campaign email address to inquire about partnerships with the DHS "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign.  Click here to learn how to partner with the campaign today.

If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

Reporting Suspicious Activity

To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious.

If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

Do not report suspicious activity through this website.

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