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Commentary | Sept. 22, 2022

Two simple steps DHS employees can take on SeeSayDay

By from the DHS Connect newsletter

“If You See Something, Say Something.®" 

Chances are you've heard the slogan. But if you were to see something suspicious, do you know who to say something to? With the recent tragic attacks across our country, the nation remains in a heightened threat environment. It has become crucial, now more than ever, to be prepared to recognize and respond to signs of suspicious activity.

Year-round, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) “If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign works to empower and educate the public on the importance of reporting terrorism-related suspicious activity to local law enforcement. However, DHS designated September 25 as national “If You See Something, Say Something®" Awareness Day. On this day, the campaign is asking DHS employees to participate in the campaign by taking two simple steps: Look up your area's Suspicious Activity Reporting phone number and save it in your phone. 

How Employees can Participate in #SeeSayDay on September 25, 2022

Hopefully, you won't ever encounter suspicious activity in your day-to-day life. But if you do, you'll want to be prepared to report it. This #SeeSayDay, take the time to look up the Suspicious Activity Reporting phone number for wherever you live, work, or spend time -- and save that number in your phone. The steps are easy: 

  • Visit this website and select a state from the dropdown box next to “Find Your Reporting Number" or select the state directly in the interactive map.
  • Find your city or state's Suspicious Activity Reporting number and save it to your phone. Note: If there is an immediate emergency, call 911. Do not report suspicious activity to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Instead, notify local law enforcement.
  • Encourage your colleagues and loved ones to do the same! Use the campaign's #SeeSayDay social media tools to spread the word and use the hashtag #SeeSayDay in your posts.

Public safety is everyone's responsibility. By saving the proper Suspicious Activity Reporting number(s) to your phone now — and encouraging others to do so as well — you'll be better equipped to help keep communities safe when you see something suspicious. 

“If You See Something, Say Something®" is a national campaign whose mission is to raise public awareness of recognizing behaviors that may indicate a potential nexus to terrorism, and how to report suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement authorities. 

The campaign provides various free resources such as public service announcements, social media and web graphics, and more via the campaign's website. In addition, the campaign continues to build strategic partnerships with organizations in the private and public sectors who help amplify the campaign's message in their communities. 

To learn more about the “If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign, including how your DHS Component or office can partner with us, please visit: