FDLE: Unveils New Online ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ Campaign
By Capital Soup // October 26, 2016
online toolkit contains educational videos and flyers
ABOVE VIDEO: The nationwide “If You See Something, Say Something” public awareness campaign – is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.
(CAPITAL SOUP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is unveiling Florida’s online “If You See Something, Say Something” Toolkit, an important resource providing safety information for businesses and citizens.
The toolkit contains a variety of educational videos and flyers from general awareness to industry specific information for more than a dozen businesses including hotels, transportation and healthcare.
Florida Governor Rick Scott said, “Remembering ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ is an important way we can all work together to protect Florida’s families and visitors.
“FDLE’s Tool Kit will provide helpful public safety information for communities across the state. I applaud our brave law enforcement officers for working each day to do all they can to keep our state safe.”
In addition to the tool kit, FDLE is developing partnerships to broaden the campaign’s reach and working to educate businesses and citizens about the role we all play in keeping our community safe.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said, “To help remind Floridians and visitors about the important role they play in keeping our communities safe, we’re encouraging Florida’s gas stations to place ‘If You See Something, Say Something™’ stickers on their gas pumps.”
ABOVE VIDEO: This video is one of many that is a part of the new online campaign, if you see something say something. Click here to take more challenges just like this one.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said, “The tragic terrorist attack that happened at the Pulse night club in Orlando reminded Floridians and people around the world that terrorism can happen anywhere and affects everyone.”
“I am proud to partner with FDLE to educate students across Florida on how to recognize and report suspicious activity. We must all work together to stop terrorists before they have an opportunity to take the lives of innocent people.”
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said, “Through national, state, and local partnerships, Florida stands on the forefront of interagency cooperation in the fight against crime.”
“This program offers yet another way that government, business leaders and consumers can communicate and stay ahead of troubling crime trends.”
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FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said, “Our goal is simple: to do all we can to prevent terrorist attacks in Florida. My thanks to our numerous partners including the Florida Department of Transportation who will ensure citizens and visitors are reminded to report suspicious activity at all rest areas throughout the state.”
Florida Sheriffs Association President Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said, “With the current state of affairs in both Florida and the nation, it is important for everyone to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.”
“We cannot go back in time to prevent an incident like the Pulse terror attack, but we can prevent future acts of terrorism by working together; if you see something, say something.”
Florida Police Chiefs Association President and Coconut Creek Police Department Chief Butch Arenal said, “Keeping Florida’s residents and guests safe has never been more challenging, but we are all safer when we share information and work together to better protect our state.”
“So many lives have been saved because someone saw something out of the ordinary and reported it to law enforcement. These everyday acts of heroism must continue.”
CLICK HERE to access the “If You See Something, Say Something” Tool Kit on FDLE’s website.
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