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Recognize the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity

There can be moments in our day that cause us to pause and ask, “Is this typical of my every day?” If it’s not, speak up. Don't be afraid to say something if you see something that doesn't seem right.

Whether you are on your way to work, walking in your neighborhood, or out and about in your community, remember: We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. Remember to stay vigilant and say something when you see signs of suspicious activity. Familiarize yourself with the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity and when you notice something out of the ordinary, report who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred and why it's suspicious to local authorities (or 9-1-1, in case of an emergency).

With the help of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), the campaign has identified indicators of terrorism-related suspicious activity. Download the infographic, learn the signs, and share with your community.

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Please note that DHS has created these materials for you at no cost, but any costs associated with printing or distribution will be your responsibility as an official partner. Also, these materials cannot be modified in any way due to trademark and licensing agreements that exist with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.


Do not report suspicious activity through this website or the campaign email address. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Please use this site to inquire about partnerships with the DHS "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign only. Click here to learn how to partner with the campaign.

Reporting Suspicious Activity

To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. 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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