Suspicious Activity Reporting



“If You See Something, Say Something®” is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism, terrorism-related crime, and domestic violent extremism, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe.

With public safety as our top priority, the City of Chicago encourages everyone to report suspicious activity through the Department of Homeland Security’s See Something, Say Something® initiative. OEMC encourages residents and visitors to report any suspicious objects, persons or any unusual activity by calling 9-1-1 immediately or to notify security personnel on site.

Online Training Course and Educational Videos & Materials
“If You See Something, Say Something®” – Reporting Suspicious Activity

Are you Ready to SeeSay?
If You See Something, Say Something® Public Awareness Video | Homeland Security (

Do You Know the Signs of Suspicious Activity?

Why I SeeSay

What to Do: Suspicious or Unattended Item

What to Do: Bomb Threat

What to Do: Bomb Searches

What to Do: Surviving a Bombing Attack

Take the Challenge: Do you pay attention to your surroundings?

Calling 9-1-1 – What You Need to Know
Calling 9-1-1 and Creating a Smart911 Profile - YouTube


“If You See Something, Say Something®” National Awareness Day
September 25

September 25 has been designated as national “If You See Something, Say Something®” Awareness Day. The campaign works with partners year-round to inspire, empower and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting.

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