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When you see something, how do you say something?

TELL AN AUTHORITY

Say something to an authority if there is one nearby.

  • Tell a police officer
  • On a bus, tell the driver
  • In a train or at a train station, tell a conductor or a transit worker
  • At an airport, mall, or other public area, tell security personnel
  • In a store or restaurant, tell the owner or manager
  • In the workplace, tell your boss or direct supervisor

CALL THE STATEWIDE HOMELAND SECURITY TIP LINE

If there isn't an authority nearby, call 1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477). It's a free call and it's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CALL 9-1-1

Sometimes, something suspicious can turn into an emergency situation, requiring a more urgent response. If you believe there is immediate danger, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.

WHAT TO SAY

Be sure to fully describe the situation: where you are, what you see, and why you think it is suspicious. Giving as much information as you possibly can will help the authorities respond quickly and appropriately to the situation.