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Welcome to the “If You See Something, Say Something®” Campaign

Thank you for engaging with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something®" Campaign. “If You See Something, Say Something®” is more than just a slogan; it is the mindset that we all play a role in the safety of our communities.

Whether you are new to “If You See Something, Say Something® or familiar with the campaign, we all have something or someone to protect. This page is intended for all audiences. By working with the campaign, you and your public or private organization can empower individuals and communities to help identify and report suspicious activity.

The threat posed by international and domestic threat actors has evolved significantly since 9/11, and signs of terrorism can appear in every corner of our society, even where we least expect it. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. 

“If You See Something, Say Something®” is a national campaign that raises public awareness on how to: 

To accomplish this effort, DHS disseminates outreach materials and public service announcements, as well as builds strategic partnerships with organizations in the private and public sector who help amplify the campaign’s message in their communities. The campaign works with these partners year-round to empower and educate the public on the importance of reporting suspicious activity. 

Learn more about the campaign’s mission and history by visiting the About the Campaign webpage or downloading the Campaign Information Packet

Whether you are on your way to work, shopping at a store, or traveling on vacation, remember to stay alert and say something when you see something potentially suspicious.  

Learn more about how to recognize observed behaviors that may indicate pre-operational planning associated with terrorism or terrorism-related crime by visiting the Recognize Suspicious Activity webpage or downloading and printing the campaign’s indicator infographic and pocket card

Remember: Factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity are not suspicious. A cornerstone of the DHS mission is ensuring that people’s civil rights and civil liberties are not diminished by our security efforts, activities, and programs. As such, the DHS “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign encourages the public to report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., someone breaking into a restricted area), rather than one’s appearance, to authorities. 

If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority. Many states have designated a unique “tip line” to collect reports of terrorism-related suspicious activity.  

Visit our Report Suspicious Activity webpage page to learn more about how to report suspicious activity and use the campaign’s interactive map to determine the appropriate Suspicious Activity Reporting phone number for wherever you live, work, or spend time. 

The involvement of organizations across the country is critical to the campaign’s success. The campaign welcomes your participation to amplify the “If You See Something, Say Something®” message year-round to help keep communities safe. 

Raise awareness among your community or organization by downloading ready-to-use campaign materials free of cost. Examples of these materials include: 

Campaign materials cannot be modified in any way due to trademark and licensing agreements that exist with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Reference the campaign’s rules and restrictions to become aware of all guidelines that must be followed when using campaign materials. 

Organizations of any size and type are welcome to partner with the campaign to help raise awareness in their community. Our partners are instrumental in the amplification of the vigilance and reporting messages that the campaign communicates, and we encourage anyone interested in becoming a partner to reach out.  

Learn what being a campaign partner entails and how to take the next step by visiting the Become an Official Partner webpage

DHS has designated September 25 as “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day, also known as #SeeSayDay. On this day, DHS and its partners across the country join together to remind the public about the important role they play in keeping their communities safe. 

Learn more about #SeeSayDay and how you can participate by visiting the #SeeSayDay webpage

Last Updated: 06/03/2024
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