A crucial part of an agency’s onsite security and safety strategy is their employees. When employees are educated on the importance of situational awareness and equipped with the steps for how to report suspicious activity, they can serve as force multipliers for strengthening an agency’s security initiatives. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign helps facilitate employee awareness and reporting through Public Service Announcements and educational materials available to agencies.
The “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement. The campaign works with public and private sector partners year-round and has decided to host its first national Awareness Day on Sept. 25 to further highlight the campaign’s important message and equip citizens with educational materials on how to recognize suspicious activity. Learn more about national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day at www.dhs.gov/seesayday.
How can your agency get involved on Sept. 25?
- Learn and circulate the indicators of terrorism-related suspicious activity.
- Lead discussions with employees on how your agency supports the campaign and how they can play a role in keeping their workplace and community safe.
- Test your awareness by taking The Challenge and encourage your friends to do the same. Take The Challenge Now!
- Share why YOU SeeSay: Download the SeeSay bubble sign, write down why you SeeSay and share with us on social media using #WhyISeeSay and #SeeSayDay on Sept. 25.
Play an active role on Sept. 25 by encouraging your employees to recognize and report terrorism-related suspicious activity in the workplace and their communities. When employees are empowered to report suspicious activity, they create a safer work environment—and take a powerful stand to protect their communities, workplaces, and families. Learn more at: www.dhs.gov/seesayday.