In the wake of recent terror attacks, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is relaunching the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign.
“As the holidays approach, we remind our citizens to remain vigilant,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “It’s important that we are aware of our surroundings and report suspicious behavior to law enforcement.”
Florida officially launched the campaign in 2011, and while it never ended, FDLE is redistributing the info to encourage anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it to local authorities or call 1-855-FLA-SAFE (1-855-352-7233). It can also be reported online through FDLE’s website at www.fdle.state.fl.us.
Some examples of suspicious activity include things like: people drawing or measuring buildings for no known reason, strangers asking questions about building security procedures, or people in secure areas where they are not supposed to be, or leaving behind briefcases, suitcases, backpacks or packages.
The “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign, originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to Department of Homeland Security for a nationwide campaign, is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime to the proper law enforcement authorities.