Department of Homeland Security Launches First National Awareness Day
Campaign to Call on Citizens, Businesses to Play an Active Role in Recognizing, Reporting Suspicious Activity.
WASHINGTON— Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will proudly host the national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day. The “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign is calling on citizens and national public and private-sector partners to participate in activities related to the campaign, including:
- Learning what suspicious activity is, the common indicators of suspicious activity, and how to report suspicious activity.
- Leading discussions in their communities about how to support the campaign and how they can play a role in keeping their community safe.
- Using social media to share why it’s important to be vigilant and report suspicious activity, using the hashtags #WhyISeeSay and #SeeSayDay.
“Today marks an important milestone for the DHS ‘If You See Something, Say Something®’ campaign as the Department hosts the first national Awareness Day. We are thrilled with the support we have received from our public and private partners in educating citizens who are not aware of the campaign. It’s on all of us to protect our communities, and the campaign empowers citizens to play an active role keeping our homeland safe,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen.
To access Awareness Day resources and for more information on how to get involved, visit dhs.gov/SeeSayDay. For more information about the campaign, visit dhs.gov/See-Something-Say-
About the “If You See Something, Say Something®” Campaign
Created by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and licensed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2010, “If You See Something, Say Something®” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.