SEVEN SIGNS OF TERRORISM
1. Surveillance Someonerecording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras (eitherstill or video), note taking, drawing diagrams, annotation on maps, or usingbinoculars or other vision enhancing devices.
2. InformationGathering People or organizations attempting to gain information aboutmilitary operations, law enforcement, other emergency responders, criticalinfrastructure, or large gatherings of people.
3. TestingSecurity (probing) Any attempt to measurereaction times to security breaches, or to penetrate physical security barriersor procedures in order to assess strengths or weaknesses.
4. Planning(acquiring supplies/funding) Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons,ammunition, etc. Also includes acquiring uniforms, passes, or badges (orequipment to manufacture such items) or any other controlled
5. SuspiciousBehavior People or items that don’t seem to belong in the workplace,neighbor- hood, business establishment, or anywhere else.
6. Rehearsalor Trial Runs Putting people into positionand moving them around according to their plan without actually committing theterrorist act. This is especially true when planning a kidnapping, but can alsopertain to bombings. An element of this activity could also include mapping outroutes and determining the timing of traffic lights and flow.
7. Gettinginto Position People and supplies gettinginto position to commit the act. This is a person’s last chance to alertauthorities before the terrorist act occurs.
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REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
What is suspicious activity reporting? You've heard the words: "If you see something, say something". The goal is simple - putting in place a community awareness program designed to educate the public about behaviors and activities that may have a connection to terrorism. This initiative is a community program to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities. It is a partnership between your community and the public safety agencies. Trust Your Instincts: If a behavior or activity makes you feel uncomfortable, report it! You and your fellow community members can report behaviors and activities that look out of place (suspicious behaviors) for the environment. We can and must work together to prevent terrorist attacks and criminal activity.Click Here to Submit SAR Form