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See It, Hear It, Report It

See It, Hear It, Report It

The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign respects citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties
by emphasizing behavior, rather than appearance, in identifying suspicious activity.
If there is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or 337-475-5711

Suspicious activity includes, but is not limited to:
  • Unusual items or situations 
    • A vehicle is parked in an odd location
    • A package/luggage is unattended 
    • A window/door is open that is usually closed 
  • 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; unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building; etc.

Some of these activities could be innocent—it's up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation. The activities above are not all-inclusive, but have been compiled based on studies of pre-operational aspects of both successful and thwarted terrorist events over several years.
Factors such as race, ethnicity, and/or religious affiliation are not suspicious.  

How to Report Suspicious Activity
Describe specifically what you observed
  • Who or what you saw
  • When you saw it
  • Where it occurred
  • Why it's suspicious