“If You See Something, Say Something”: DHS Public Awareness Campaign
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) is promoting a public awareness campaign called:
“IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING”
The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of potential indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement. The DHS sees this as a way to both empower Americans to take part in our nation’s security and to build important relationships between citizens and local law enforcement agencies in order to ensure local authorities have the information they need to stop terrorist attacks.
As you are aware, it was a New York street vendor who tipped off a policeman about the bombing attempt in Times Square. And it was a group of passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 who intervened to stop the bombing attempt on Christmas Day, 2009.
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Reporting suspicious activities has become easier than ever:
- PHONE TIPS - Contact the Dunwoody Police Dept. directly: 678/382-6908 (leave a message if it’s after-hours) or contact DHS: 1-877/428-5324
- TEXT TIPS - Send an anonymous text-tip using TipSoft. Text a message to C-R-I-M-E-S (274-637). Use the key word DPDTIPS at the start of your message (all cell numbers are encrypted)
- ONLINE TIPS – Submit an anonymous online tip using: WebTips (secured site)
For more info on submitting crime tips, click on our Crime Tip page: Submit A Crime Tip.