The City of Henderson shares partnerships with local public and private organizations for the “See Something, Say Something, Do Something” initiative to keep our community safe. The program is designed to educate the entire Henderson community on the actions we can take and the resources available.
Protect Your Community Every Day
There can be moments in our day that cause us to pause and ask, “Is this typical of my every day?” If it’s not, speak up. Don't be afraid to say something if you see something that doesn't seem right.
Whether you are on your way to work, walking in your neighborhood, or out and about in your community, remember: We all play a role in keeping our communities safe. Remember to stay vigilant and say something when you see signs of suspicious activity. Familiarize yourself with the signs of terrorism-related suspicious activity and when you notice something out of the ordinary, report who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred and why it's suspicious to local authorities (or 9-1-1, in case of an emergency).
What Is Suspicious Activity?
Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. This 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, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur.
- 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 (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, 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.
Protect Your Every Day
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
Do you pay attention to your surroundings? Watch the video below to find out.
How to Report Suspicious Activity
To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
- Who or what you saw
- When you saw it
- Where it occurred
- Why it's suspicious
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.