Suspicious Activity Reporting

"If You See Something, Say Something®" is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the signs of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and how to report suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

Suspicious Activity Reporting

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something®" program is a national campaign whose mission is to raise public awareness in two primary areas:

Recognizing signs that may indicate a potential nexus to terrorism.

How to report suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that may indicate pre-operational planning associated with terrorism or terrorism-related crime. Remember: Factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity are not suspicious.  As such, the DHS “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign encourages the public to report only suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., someone breaking into a restricted area), rather than one’s appearance, to authorities.

What is Suspicious

Below are examples of Suspicious Activity that may need to be reported.

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  • Expressed or Implied Threat
  • Observation/Surveillance
  • Photography of sensitive sites
  • Theft/Loss/Diversion
  • Testing or Probing of Security
  • Aviation Activity
  • Breach/Attempted Intrusion
  • Misrepresentation
  • Eliciting Information
  • Acquisition of Expertise
  • Cyberattack
  • Recruiting/Financing
  • Sabotage/Tampering/Vandalism
  • Material Acquisition/Storage
  • Weapons Collection/Storage
  • Sector-Specific Incident

What Should Be Reported

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There are many ways to report suspicious activity in Tennessee:

  • Who - did you see?
  • What - did you see?
  • When - you saw it.
  • Where - it occurred.
  • Why - is it suspicious?

Where to Report