Homeland Security

If You See Something, Say Something

The Office of Homeland Security announced in July 2015 that it began participating in the If You See Something, Say Something campaign, a nation-wide effort designed to ask for the public’s help reporting suspicious activity. 

The campaign uses the public to enhance the nation’s security, urging citizens to report odd occurrences such as unattended packages or luggage, questions about security procedures, and surveillance of government buildings, infrastructure, or large public venues. 

South Dakota’s campaign includes social media messages, posters, public service announcements, and other components to advertise a toll-free number for the public to use. Campaign materials have been disseminated to counties, travel information centers, universities, and private businesses. Public service announcements continue to run on radio stations statewide. Several South Dakota-based federal agencies, including the National Park Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs, contacted the Office of Homeland Security and asked to participate in the South Dakota campaign.

The campaign cautions citizens to call 9-1-1 immediately if they witness a life-threatening emergency, a crime in progress, or a rapidly evolving public safety issue.

To report suspicious activity

If You See Something, Say Something

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