Florida Department of Law Enforcement Relaunches ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Campaign
By CapitalSoup.com // December 9, 2015
relaunching after recent terror attacks
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is relaunching the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign after recent terror attacks.
“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 initially launched the “If You See Something, Say Something™” campaign in 2011. Although the campaign never ended, FDLE is redistributing information to its law enforcement and media partners asking them to consider reposting the information on social media and writing news stories about the campaign.
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.
Officials 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.