Before

  • If you see something, say something.
  • 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.
  • 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); or unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building

During

In the unlikely event of a terror attack:

  • If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the building or area.
  • If evacuation is not possible find a place to hide out of view of the attacker and if possible, put a solid barrier between yourself and the threat.
  • As a last resort, when you can’t run or cover, attempt to disrupt the attack or disable the attacker.

After

  • When you are safe, call 9-1-1 and be prepared to provide information to the operator including location of the incident, number of injured and details about the attacker(s).
  • Take care of yourself first and then, if you are able, help the wounded get to safety and provide immediate care.
  • After law enforcement arrives: Remain calm and follow instructions, keep hands visible and empty, report to designated areas to provide information and get help.