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If you See Something, Say Something!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. A localized version of the nationwide “If You See Something, Say Something” anti-terrorism public awareness campaign is being promoted in Orange County called Keep OC Safe. The program is focused on delivering the message to local citizens that an alert public plays a critical role in keeping our community safe.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) national anti-terrorism public awareness initiative has two primary focuses. The first is to raise public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime. The second is to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. In Orange County, “If You See Something, Say Something,” provides guidance to citizens on how to report questionable behavior or situations such as an unattended backpack in a public place or someone trying to break into a restricted area. Visit their website for more information about the campaign; a list of key indicators of questionable activity; and links to local, regional, and national crime prevention resources.  Watch a video on the Orange County campaign on the City of Laguna Beach’s YouTube Channel athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oesw1Kw5JhA&feature=youtu.be