The public can play an important role in maintaining safe communities and preventing terrorism. If you see something suspicious, report it to the police.

Suspicious Behavior

Unusual items or situations such as an unattended bag or a vehicle parked in an odd location

Eliciting or gathering information, such as a person questioning about building operations or security at a level beyond curiosity

Surveillance that goes beyond casual or professional interest such as repeat and/or prolonged observation, or someone taking notes and/or measurements

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What to Report

Who or what you saw

When you saw it

Where it occurred

Why it's suspicious

What is NOT Suspicious?

Factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, and/or religious affiliation are not indicators of suspicious behavior.

Massachusetts, through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and MEMA, and in partnership with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, has launched a statewide If You See Something, Say Something TM public awareness campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious behavior to the police. The If You See Something, Say Something TM program was launched by the Department of Homeland Security in 2010 to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity, specifically behaviors that could indicate or lead to terrorism, to state and local law enforcement agencies.