Look Back: The CELL – Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism

On October 8, 2009, Cal OES published this article about how to recognize the eight signs of terrorism. It focuses on the release of a video commissioned by the state of Colorado. We’re updating the post with additional resources available in California and across the nation.

The CELL – Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter on Monday unveiled a terrorism-prevention video, “Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism,” after touring the Center for Empowered Living & Learning Museum in Denver with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano. The video was produced by the museum with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, Colorado Information and Analysis Center and Colorado Department of Agriculture, using a $30,400 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The video is narrated by former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway and 9 News (Denver) anchor Kim Christiansen.

Additional Resources

California State Threat Assessment Center (STAC)


“See Something Say Something” in California

If You See Something, Say Something™ | Homeland Security

Campaign Materials | Homeland Security


Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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