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UConn OEM Announces Partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – “If You See Something Say Something™” Campaign


November 22, 2016

Release Date: 11/2016

 

For Immediate Release

 

The UConn Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce our partnership with the public awareness campaign of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “If You See Something, Say Something™.”

 

“If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign materials will be visible throughout the UConn community, which includes the regional campuses.  Community members are encouraged to contact the UConn Police Department with information on suspicious activity at 860-486-4800. For an emergency, dial 911.

 

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 and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime to the proper law enforcement authorities.

 

The Department launched the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign in conjunction with the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative—an administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism and terrorism-related crime; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and ensure the sharing of those reports with the Federal Bureau of Investigation-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for further investigation and fusion centers for analysis.

 

For more information on the campaign, visit http://publicsafety.uconn.edu/emergency/resources/see-something-say-something/. All UConn campaign materials are available for download on our website.