Terrorism

See Something, Say SomethingHomeland Security Begins with Hometown Security

If you see something suspicious taking place then report that behavior or activity to local law enforcement or in the case of emergency call 911.

Report Suspicious Behavior

Prompt and thorough reporting of suspicious activities may prevent a terrorist attack. When reporting suspicious activity, it is helpful to give the most accurate description possible of the situation, including:

  • Brief description of the activity
  • Date, time and location of the activity
  • Physical identifiers of the person(s) observed
  • Vehicle descriptor information
  • Where any suspicious persons may have gone
  • Your name and contact information (optional)

General Guidelines

  • Be aware of your surroundings. If you feel uncomfortable, leave.
  • When traveling, do not accept packages from strangers even for a minute and do not leave your own bags unattended, even for a minute.
  • When entering an upper floor of an unfamiliar building, take notice of stairways.
  • Know where fire extinguishers and hard hats are located in buildings where you spend a lot of time.
  • Report suspicious packages or strange devices to authorities.
  • Report suspicious activities to the Virginia State Police Terrorist Tip Hotline: (877-4VA-TIPS)

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