Terrorism Awareness

If You See Something, Say Something®

Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. “If You See Something, Say Something(r)” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. We can all help keep our community safe by paying attention to our surroundings and reporting suspicious activity. If you see something suspicious, please call the Plymouth Police Department at 508-830-4218.

What is a “Suspicious activity?”

A Suspicious Activity: is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. This includes, but is not limited to:

Unusual or unique items or situations: A car that is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage that is unattended, a window/door that is open when it is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations.

Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc.

Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.

Some of these activities could be innocent-it’s up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation.

Citizens should always call local law enforcement. Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities can help prevent violent crimes or terrorist attacks. If you see suspicious activity, please report it to your local police department. Local law enforcement officers can respond quickly. Once they assess the situation, they can obtain additional support.

How to Report Suspicious Activity

Describe specifically what you observed, including:
• Who or what you saw
• When you saw it
• Where it occurred
• Why it’s suspicious.

Public safety is everyone’s responsibility.

If you see something suspicious, please call the Plymouth Police Department at 508-830-4218.

The Plymouth Police Department is committed to providing information to its citizens regarding current threats, security concerns and suspicious incidents.

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