Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Reminds Residents: “If You See Something, Say Something” | Print |

The Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is reminding resident of the need to remain vigilant in reporting suspicious activity.  Simply put, “If You See Something, Say Something.”™

All local law enforcement agencies depend on community members to increase their eyes and ears on the streets.  Therefore, the See Something/Say Something campaign encourages anyone to call 911 if they see something suspicious, or take other appropriate steps to notify authorities. 

“Unfortunately, incidents such as the April 15 attack in Boston highlight the need for ongoing vigilance by all community members,” said Matthew Kallmyer, Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency.  “We all play an important role in ensuring the safety of our communities.”

Citizens throughout Fulton County should begin to learn about potential threats and know that by making a simple phone call, they may help thwart a terrorist attack or other criminal activity.  They should be aware of suspicious behavior, which may include:

  • Surveillance: video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps or binoculars near key facilities or events
  • Suspicious Questioning: attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, e-mail, etc. regarding a key facility or people who work there
  • Tests of Security: attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event
  • Acquiring Supplies: attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack
  • Suspicious Persons: anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or near a key facility or event
  • “Dry Runs”: behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities
  • Deploying Assets: abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event

For more information, or to register for Code Red Updates, log on to www.afcema.com.