Posted at: 05/11/2012 6:53 AM
Safeguard New York is designed to educate you on how to recognize and report suspicious activity. Safeguard New York promotes the "See Something, Say Something" campaign and the State's Terrorism Tip Line 1-866-SAFE-NYS (1-866-723-3697).
We have the opportunity to identify individuals with malicious intentions before they are able to cause damage. While preparing for an attack they may conduct themselves in ways that do not match the usual pattern of activity found within our daily lives, which makes them stand out from others. Know the routines of your community, always remain alert and aware of what is going on around you, and take what you hear seriously. Share this important information with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.
If you observe suspicious activity, always remember these important tips:
• DO NOT take direct action
• DO NOT confront the individual
• DO NOT reveal your suspicions
• DO record as many details as possible
• DO notify the appropriate authorities as soon as possible
To Learn the 8 signs of terrorism and more about Safeguard New York please visit http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oct/safeguardNY/index.cfm .