The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun a “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign with the Washington Nationals at the Nationals Park.
“Partnering with the Washington Nationals is another way that DHS is engaging with the American public in our shared efforts to ensure the safety of every fan, player, and employee. I thank the Nationals for hosting DHS and its frontline employees tonight to highlight this important message,” said DHS Secretary of Jeh Johnson.
This initiative brings the “If You See Something, Say Something” message to athletes at Nationals Park, as well as employees, spectators and visitors during home games. A Public Service Announcement has aired on the scoreboard every home game. Messages have also been shared on posters throughout Nationals Park, in the Nationals program Inside Pitch Magazine and via in-game announcements.
The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign – originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to DHS for a nationwide campaign — is a simple and effective program to engage the public to recognize and report indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.
“Earlier this year,” DHS said, “Johnson announced the re-launch of the campaign, including new campaign materials with re-designed imagery and a new website. DHS will continue to expand the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign nationally to raise awareness among America’s businesses, communities, and citizens about how they can remain vigilant and play an active role in keeping the country safe.